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13.4.14

The Hans and Matilda Show is published in the UK now!

My latest book 'The Hans and Matilda Show' is published in the UK now!

This is the second story of Hans and Matilda as a series.

Hans and Matilda will make outstanding performances in a school show this time.

Hope you'll like this story too.

5.10.13

Babybookish review

My publisher told me that US based blogger Babybookish had written a lovely review for Matilda and Hans.

Thank you so much, Rachael!
Your baby looks so cute.






12.8.13

Review by There's A Book!

There's A Book wrote a lovely review for 'Matilda and Hans'.
It was wonderful to see Littlebug and Turkeybird giggling over my book. Thank you so much!





sweeeeet
Littlebug and Turkeybird
©There's A Book

Me Book 'Hans and Matilda'


Hans and Matilda has been released as a Me Book recently.
Me Book is an application for iPad and iPhone for kids to read and play with.
And even kids can record their own voices and edit the books on their own.
I haven't seen the finished version but it sounds very sweet and fun.

24.7.13

Hans i Matylda on Vimeo

I found the very very cute video here.

29.6.13

Mom me story

I am very happy to find that Mom me story (a moms website that features content for moms at every life stage from baby to empty nest)
has featured 'Matilda and Hans' (US version name
for Hans and Matilda)
as one of the books which keep your kids entertained this summer.

Thank you so much!!

17.6.13

Tony!

I've just finished the 2nd "Hans and Matilda" book called "The Hans and Matilda Show".
There are several new characters in it.
One of them is Tony.

You can imagine what he is like.

14.5.13

US magazine Booklist reveiw!

Today is the publication day for the US version of "Hans and Matilda"... 
Matilda and Hans in the USA!














 unused spread for Hans and Matilda
(using different colour palette without brush lines on top)


And It was so exciting to find a lovely review on US magazine BOOKLIST.


Matilda and Hans.

Yokococo (Author) , Yokococo (Illustrator) May 2013. 32 p. Candlewick, hardcover, $16.99. (9780763664343).



Naughty or nice? Well, truth is, most kids are a little of both. This picture book wrestles with the whole angel/demon-on-the-shoulder bit in an interesting way. There’s Matilda, an oh-so-innocent-looking white cat in hair bows and polka dots. Then there’s Hans, a “naughty little cat” dressed like a bandit in black. While Matilda reads a book, Hans causes a ruckus with garbage can lids; while Matilda sweeps the floor, Hans paints red dots all over a house. Then one night, in the ultimate act of defiance, Hans steals the zookeeper’s keys and lets all the animals loose (“Oh, dear!”), and before long, there’s a one thousand dollar bounty on his head. Turns out Matilda knows exactly where to find Hans . . . because, when she puts on a hat, mask, and whiskers, she is Hans. (Can she have the reward now, please?) Yokococo’s graphic, textured images are full of charm, and the contrasting light and dark illustrations reinforce the good versus bad theme nicely. Kids will enjoy the surprise ending and may recognize the yin and the yang inside themselves.  — Ann Kelley

27.4.13

Children's Book Art Silent Auction

The Children's Book Art Silent Auction,
will be held on 29th of May in Chicago USA. 
I am participating in the project with donating this picture.
You can buy pictures which have been donated by artists on line as well
if you can't go there.