Author Noriko Matsabura called in to the library today to meet some of her fans, it was all part of the Derwet Valley Litterary Festival The sun was shining and she brought along Bocchi and friend to entertain her fans as well as reading from her books and getting everyone to join in for a sing song, including the volunteers.
Lets hope she comes back next year.
Noriko Matsubara is a children’s book author & illustrator born in Japan and Bocchi and Pocchi: A Tale of Two Socks is her first picture book. The inspiration for the story came from her childhood as she would watch her grandmother regularly darning socks and wondering what might happen to them.
The ‘Bocchi and Pocchi’ series has been published in the UK and translated into 5 languages including Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Catalonian and Vietnamese. Her new title Bocchi and Pocchi and Baby Sock will be published by Troika Books in autumn 2019.