Puss & Boots (Hardcover)
Sara's Pick, September 2014: Ayano Imai’s illustrations are fantastic as well as her twist on the classic Puss in Boots story. The poor shoemaker, who lives with his cat, feels he is doomed because business is down. The cat thinks the shoemaker is giving up too easily and has him make the most beautiful boots ever for the cat to parade around in and drum up business. And business he does drum up from a monster! But the cat is clever and all ends well in this wonderfully illustrated tale.— From Sara's Staff Picks
A beloved fairy tale reimagined A poor shoemaker must close his business as there is no work, but his cat is determined to save the shoemaker from his plight. Using a magnificent pair of boots and a sly plan, the trusty cat tempts a monster and tricks the beast into using his own vanity against himself. With the monster defeated, the shoemaker reopens his shop and can once again sell his beautiful shoes to the townspeople. A beautifully distinctive retelling of a classic tale, this children's book features enchanting illustrations from acclaimed artist Ayano Imai.
About the Author
Ayano Imai is the illustrator of "Aesop's Fables," "Chester," and "The Town Mouse and Country Mouse." She studied Japanese painting, with a focus on mineral pigment painting, at Musashino Art University in Tokyo.