Lockdown Cartoon #33: Morning Larks & Night Owls
Cartoon about artist and children's author Noriko Matsubara's family life with her children during the lockdown UK

Lockdown Cartoon #33: Morning Larks & Night Owls

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Having the same parents, growing up in the same household, why can children be so different? Ichi is a night owl, and Naomi is a morning lark. Getting Ichi out of…

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Lockdown Cartoon #32: Run
Cartoon about artist and children's author Noriko Matsubara's family life with her children during the lockdown UK

Lockdown Cartoon #32: Run

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We are in lockdown 2. But life keeps moving and we keep running! Here is this week’s cartoon.                           …

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Lockdown Cartoon #31: Angel
Cartoon about artist and children's author Noriko Matsubara's family life with her children during the lockdown UK

Lockdown Cartoon #31: Angel

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When Naomi finds feathers, she holds them in her hands and flaps her arms as if she is a bird.She has told me she would want to be a bird…

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Lockdown Cartoon #30: Snail
Cartoon about artist and children's author Noriko Matsubara's family life with her children during the lockdown UK

Lockdown Cartoon #30: Snail

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I love growing food. I’m just not good at it.Courgettes and cabbages have all been attacked by snails and slugs and who knows what.But there was one good outcome from…

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Lockdown Cartoon #29: Remote Control Battle
Cartoon about artist and children's author Noriko Matsubara's family life with her children during the lockdown UK

Lockdown Cartoon #29: Remote Control Battle

When the children return from school, the TV remote control battle begins.One day, Naomi adopted the strategy of carrying the remote everywhere she went, preventing Ichi from getting hold of…

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Lockdown Cartoon #28: The Fingers of Fish
Cartoon about artist and children's author Noriko Matsubara's family life with her children during the lockdown UK

Lockdown Cartoon #28: The Fingers of Fish

Naomi loves school meals. This might be the reason why she is so eager to go to school. She says school meals are more yummy than mummy’s food. Well, I suppose she’s…

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Lockdown Cartoon #27: Mirror
Cartoon about artist and children's author Noriko Matsubara's family life with her children during the lockdown UK

Lockdown Cartoon #27: Mirror

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“Ichi! Eat quickly! Got it?"“Ichi! Brush your teeth now! Got it?”“Ichi! Wash your hands after the toilet! Got it?” Naomi bosses Ichi about. Naomi is four. Ichi is eight. But Naomi…

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Lockdown Cartoon #26: School Run
Cartoon about artist and children's author Noriko Matsubara's family life with her children during the lockdown UK

Lockdown Cartoon #26: School Run

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September 2020. After 5 month closure, schools finally reopen for all children in England.  It’s great my children are both in school now, but the bad thing is, they aren’t in…

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Lockdown Cartoon #25: Stubborn
Cartoon about artist and children's author Noriko Matsubara's family life with her children during the lockdown UK

Lockdown Cartoon #25: Stubborn

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I have a stubborn child. Is stubbornness hereditary? If so, her stubbornness must have come from my husband. But he doesn’t seem to think so... On a positive side, she is…

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Lockdown Cartoon #24: Family Time
Cartoon about artist and children's author Noriko Matsubara's family life with her children during the lockdown UK

Lockdown Cartoon #24: Family Time

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My children often make me realise something I didn’t notice before. The other day during breakfast.Ichi: "It was fun yesterday, wasn’t it?"Me: "Oh yeah, your friend came to play."Ichi: “That was…

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