Kazue Takahashi

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Kazue Takahashi

Kazue Takahashi 高橋和枝

Kazue Takahashi (1971–)  was born in Kanagawa Prefecture and graduated from Tokyo Gakugei University. She made her debut as a picture-book author with Kumakuma-chan (Kuma-Kuma Chan, the Little Bear) in 2001, and also works as an illustrator for other authors. Her picture books include Nyāko-chan (Nyāko the Cat), Risu denwa (The Squirrel Telephone System), Kuma no ko no toshikoshi (Little Bear Sees In the New Year), and?Ame no hi no Kuma-chan (Rainy Day Bear). Titles she has illustrated include Nē, ohanashi kikasete (Tell Me a Story; text by Kyōko Hara) and Dareka-san no kaban (Somebody’s Canvas Bag; story by Miyako Moriyama).
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Books by Kazue Takahashi
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    Kuma-Kuma Chan, the Little Bear

    This is the first of two books featuring Kuma-Kuma, an endearingly cute little bear (kuma is the word for bear in Japanese) who will make children and parents alike want to cuddle him in their arms. In this first book, the story of Kuma-Kuma’s life is t …

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    Little Kuma-Kuma at Home

    This is the second of two books featuring Kuma-Kuma, a cute and cuddly little bear (kuma is the word for bear in Japanese). In the original Kumakuma-chan (Kuma-Kuma Chan, the Little Bear), a city boy imagines Kuma-Kuma’s life from afar; in this book tha …

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    Kuma-Kuma Chan’s Travels

    This is the third installment in the Kuma-Kuma Chan series, which has won a wide following in Japan, especially among young women, and is now spreading its fan base elsewhere in Asia, Europe, and the United States through translations. The main character …

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