Slowly with a Smile

by Hajime Kijima
illus. by Ryoji Arai

Ages 5 UP

People moving house, the sun moving across the sky, ants moving over the ground, a baby kangaroo travelling in its mother's pouch, swallows preparing to migrate... Nothing in our world is ever still. Little Ayame-chan too is on the move. Slowly with a smile, she leaves her little playgroup to enter elementary school.

26 x 21 cm, 24 pages, Full-colour illustrations
First published March 1995
Rights sold: China