Satoshi Kitamura - Author

About the Author

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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Hat Tricks

Hat Tricks

Author: Satoshi Kitamura Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/02/2019

My Hand

My Hand

Author: Satoshi Kitamura Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/11/2015

This is my hand. It can do all sorts of things. Most of the time it does good things, but sometimes... Kitamura introduces us to the wonders of something as simple as your hand - it can push, it can pull. It can paint, it can pat. And when your hand has a bad habit, it can pick your nose! Award-winning author and illustrator Satoshi Kitamura unfolds a wonderful celebration of the simple hand, also starring a favourite Kitamura character, Boots the cat.

Pot-san's Tabletop Tales

Pot-san's Tabletop Tales

Author: Satoshi Kitamura Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/04/2012

Meet Pot-san, a tubby little teapot who loves to pour tea. He and his tabletop friends - Teacup, Milk Jug, Sugar Bowl and Spoon - have lots of adventures, and they'd like you to join them too! Illustrated in Satoshi's quirky style, he demonstrates how far the imagination can flow even about the seemingly mundane!

Me and My Cat?

Me and My Cat?

Author: Satoshi Kitamura Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2009

Late one night, an old lady in a pointed hat climbs through the window into Nicholas's bedroom. She brandishes her broom, fires out some words, and then leaves as abruptly as she came. It's puzzling at the time, but not nearly as puzzling as what happens the next day... A hilarious tale of experiencing life from a different point of view, and finding out that it's just as complicated!

Stone Age Boy

Stone Age Boy

Author: Satoshi Kitamura Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2008

Travel 20,000 years into the past and discover what life as a caveman was like in this prehistoric picture book by a prodigiously talented artist. One day a little boy is walking along when he trips, stumbles and falls ... into the Stone Age! He meets a girl his own age and her tribe, and learns all about their way of life. He watches them make tools, clothes and weapons. He sees how they hunt, fish, cook, celebrate - and even how they paint on the walls of caves. But when a furious cave bear attacks, he wakes up back in his own time where everyone tells him it was only a dream. But was it?

Colours Band 04/Blue

Colours Band 04/Blue

Author: Satoshi Kitamura Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2007

A simple text where a visit to an art show causes a girl to imagine what the world would be like if it was wholly yellow, red or blue. Realising that the world actually consists of all the colours of the rainbow, she paints lots of multicoloured pieces of art herself. *Blue/Band 4 books offer longer, repeated patterns with sequential events and integrated literary and natural language. *Text type - A simple non-fiction text. *A gallery story map on pages 14 and 15 pictures the different stages of the girl's thought-processes for children to discuss. *Curriculum links - Art and Design: Self-portrait.Science: How we see things. * This book has been levelled for Reading Recovery.

UFO Diary

UFO Diary

Author: Satoshi Kitamura Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2007

A UFO is lost in space, until it spots a strange, blue planet. Zooming in for a closer look, the UFO discovers a curious creature watching it. The two quickly become friends and explore the earth and heavens together in one unforgettable afternoon.

Igor, The Bird Who Couldn't Sing

Igor, The Bird Who Couldn't Sing

Author: Satoshi Kitamura Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/02/2005

Igor has a loud and distinctive voice, and he cannot sing in tune. He is drummed out of the Dawn Chorus for not being musical enough, so he takes singing lessons. But his teacher says that not only is he always out of tune, he has no rhythm either. Poor Igor. He goes off into the desert, where at least he can sing to himself without being asked to stop. He builds a nest on a big rock, and starts to sing. But the rock is in fact a gigantic bird - a Dodo! - who likes his music so much it wakes up in order to join in.

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