Shortlisted --Kate Greenaway Award, 2010
"Few artists are able to bring the creative force of imagination to life with such verve and vim as Satoshi Kitamura. Vibrant, colourful and pleasingly stylised, this is a wonderful life-affirming story told in an unsentimental style. Gently comedic, its overarching message regarding internal riches lends the book a fairytale feel." --The Bookseller
"This book takes you on a sunny walk through streets, parks and interiors, and leads you to emphathise, to learn that you might affect other people's moods and to appreciate individuality." --The Sunday Times
"This is a thoughtful look at how with little effort of will, we can alter what's in our heads as well as what's on them." --The Sunday Times
"This is a beautiful new book from this award-winning author that is guaranteed to amuse children and fire their imaginations." --Nursery World
"Wonderful illustrations." --Angels and Urchins
"Gorgeous, mind-stretching picture book." --Independent on Sunday - Hit List
"The talented Kitamura has created a masterful urban fable for these credit crunch times." --School Librarian
"Kitamura's distinctive illustrations, with their use of crooked lines and quirky angular perspectives are, as always, fascinating and compelling." --Books For Keeps
"A picture book celebrating childhood imagination."
This riotous imaginative story is all about the power of believing. Satoshi Kitamura's illustrations are a treat. --Guardian
A heart-warming new story with sensational illustrations from the award-winning Satoshi Kitamura.