The Gift Of Love

by Yoh Shomei


48 pages / September, 2002 / 1,500 yen (w/o tax)

Picture books that brighten mothers' hearts
Beautifully illustrated. Great for gifts!

Over 15,000 copies sold


“Mommy, there’s something I really want to say. I’m so glad I was born as your child.” A book to reflect on handicaps, challenges, and the true meaning of caring for a child.

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Yoh Shomei

Born in Kumamoto prefecture in 1946. One of Japan’s most famous picture book author/illustrators, he received the Bologna International Children’s Book Fair Graphics Award in 1990. The best-selling NOT MINES, BUT FLOWERS picture book series carrying his original illustrations has sold over 500,000 copies. Recently, he has been working on the “mommy series” or “picture books that brighten mothers’ hearts,” creating a quiet boom among mothers in Japan.