DINOSAURS AND LOVE: TATSUYA MIYANISHI’S FIRST APPEARANCE IN US
Tatsuya Miyanishi, acclaimed Japanese author and illustrator visited the US for the first time in October 2017.
Miyanishi is the creator of the Tyrannosaurus children’s books, a bestselling series of 13 titles with international sales in excess of 2 million copies. Since 2015 four of the books have been published in the US and have been enthusiastically received by both critics and families.
Many families showed up to a nearby Kinokuniya Book Store between October 21st and 29th and enjoyed his presentations and book signing!
Author Tatsuya Miyanishi says, “The theme of the Tyrannosaurus series is love. The love I write about is something very natural. It’s all about showing that love is far more important that power. I hope you agree!”
You Look Yummy! (ISBN 978-1-940842-06-6) highlights the importance of family and the love between father and son by showing that bonds can grow just as strong even in a case of mistaken identity as they do between actual relations—possibly even stronger.
You Are My Best Friend (ISBN 978-1-940842-10-3) is a heartwarming story about friendship. This book features a transformation of the dinosaur from a violent and selfish creature to a kind and caring one through the act of making a friend.
I Want That Love (ISBN 978-1-940842-14-1) tells the story of how a violent strong guy comes to realize the power of love. Miyanishi sends a great message for kids that violence and strength are not the answer.
I Will Love You Forever (ISBN 978-1-940842-17-2) is about unconditional love between mother and son.
Try them for one-on-one storytime with children 5 and over!