The Barber’s Dilemma And Other Stories from Manmaru Street


Author: Koki Oguma

9789383145652 | HB | pp. 44 | 2017 | Tara Books

The Barber’s Dilemma And Other Stories from Manmaru Street is a collection of funny short stories with bold colourful illustrations.

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Zany artist Koki Oguma loves to wander around his neighbourhood in Tokyo, watching people go about their business. Then he goes home with his head full of ideas, and starts to doodle. Sometimes his scribbles take on a life of their own, and he’s not sure what they’re meant to be. So he talks to them, to find out more, and see what they can be turned into. One day, for example, one of his scribbles turned into a terrific beard. Koki started talking to the beard, and realized that it needed a barber. So he added a barber to his painting. A barber would have fun with this beard. Or would he be nervous? Hmm… read the story and find out!

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About the Author

Koki Oguma is an art teacher and illustrator based in Tokyo. A few years after completing a two-year art course in Tyuo Art School in Japan, he found himself drawn to children’s art. Now an art teacher, he introduces various art techniques to kindergarten children. This is his first book with Tara Books.


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