The Barber's Dilemma And Other Stories from Manmaru Street

The Barber’s Dilemma And Other Stories from Manmaru Street

Koki Oguma

Zany artist Koki Oguma loves to wander around his neighbourhood in Tokyo, watching people go about their business. Then he goes home with his head full of ideas, and starts to doodle. Sometimes his scribbles take on a life of their own, and he’s not sure what they’re meant to be. So he talks to them, to find out more, and see what they can be turned into. One day, for example, one of his scribbles turned into a terrific beard. Koki started talking to the beard, and realized that it needed a barber. So he added a barber to his painting. A barber would have fun with this beard. Or would he be nervous? Hmm… read the story and find out!

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Weight 320.0 g
Dimensions 275 × 175 mm








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Koki Oguma

Koki Oguma is an art teacher and illustrator based in Tokyo. A few years after completing a two-year art course in Tyuo Art School in Japan, he found himself drawn to children’s art. Now an art teacher, he introduces various art techniques to kindergarten children. This is his first book with Tara Books.

Catriona Maciver

Catriona Maciver

Catriona Maciver, who designed this book, is a multidisciplinary designer from Scotland. After graduating in Graphic Design from Central Saint Martin’s College in London, she travelled to India to explore traditional artisanal craft and culture. It was this interest that led her to work for Tara Books in 2013. Catriona continues to work on book projects with Tara, while also running her own studio in South India. Click here to discover her other Tara Books.