Author(s): Kazuno Kohara
If you lived in a house in the woods and all your friends were hibernating you'd probably hate winter, just like this little boy. But one day a strange spiky figure appears and transforms the boy's world into a winter wonderland! How long will the magic spell last? Kazuno Kohara's distinctive lino-cut illustrations and limited palette provide the perfect counterpart to her spare, witty storytelling in this stylish new picture book with great child appeal.
Kazuno Kohara grew up in Japan and came to the UK as a student of illustration and print-making. Her first book, THE HAUNTED HOUSE (978-0-230-70539-5), was published in 2008 to great acclaim both at home and abroad; selected by the New York Times as one of its Top Ten Illustrated Books of 2008, it has also been shortlisted for the Cambridgeshire Children's Picture Book Award.