My picture book “Bocchi and Pocchi: A Tale of Two Socks” is now available in Japanese! 

Japanese edition of my picture book “Bocchi and Pocchi: A Tale of Two Socks” has just been released! 

The “Bocchi and Pocchi” series are now availabe in seven languages including English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Spanish, Catalan & Japanese. 

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Upcoming Events

Thursday 13 June, 2019
6:00 – 8:00pm

Chigiri-e Hedgehog Workshop at Keeper’s Cafe

1 Browns Buildings, Dipton, Stanley 

Come and join us for Chigiri-e Hedgehog Workshop and enjoy a Keeper’s tea/coffee & cake.
You will learn how to create a paper collage hedgehog using Chigiri-e (Japanese torn paper collage) technique. Your completed artwork can be made into a card, or ready for you to frame.

£16 per person (incl. tea/coffee & cake)

Booking required to secure your place.
Please contact Keeper’s on 01207 570112.

Chigiri-e Hedgehog by Japanese artist Noriko Matsubara

Monday 24 June, 2019
10:30 – 11:30am

Story time with Noriko Matsubara
by Derwent Valley Lit Fest

Annfield Plain Library
North Road
Annfield Plain

Free event but booking required

Wednesday 26 June, 2019
4:00 – 5:00pm

Story time with Noriko Matsubara 
by Derwent Valley Lit Fest

Whickham Volunteer Library Association
St Mary’s Green
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE16 4DN

Free event but booking required

Picture book for children age 2-5. Bocchi and Pocchi’s Big Surprise written and illustrated by Noriko Matsubara. Published by Troika Books in 2016.
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