Sheep in Wolves' Clothing by Satoshi Kitamura


Sheep in Wolves' Clothing by Satoshi Kitamura

What happens when three sheep leave their coats in the safe-keeping of some wily wolves? Both wolves and coats disappear, of course! Enter Elliott Baa, Private Detective, who, together with the three friends and some rugby-playing cats, sets off to confront the villains in this action-packed and off-beat tale.

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Imaginative, witty, stylish, this is a work of delightful detail and lasting pleasure. Independent An original story full of delightful and ridiculous characters. The Bookseller The story is fun but the illustrations are outstanding, and make this a book that children will want to return to again and again. Don't miss it! Child Education An action packed story with busy cartoon style illustrations... this story will keep you giggling as three sheep leave their coats in the safe keeping of some wily wolves. Early Years Educator

About the Author

Satoshi Kitamura

Satoshi Kitamura was born in 1956 in Tokyo. He says that when he was young he read comics and admits that these have had a great influence on his style. He says he was also influenced by anything visual from a tin of sardines to the fine art of the East and the West. He was not trained as an artist, but at the age of 19 began to do commercial work. From 1976-1979 he worked as a commercial artist in Japan, working as an illustrator for adverts and magazines. He moved to London in 1979 and worked mainly at designing greeting cards. He started illustrating for Andersen Press in 1981 after he had an exhibition of his work at the Neal Street Gallery in Covent Garden.

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40 pages
Interest Age: To 5


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Publication date

1st January 2009



Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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