A Glimpse Inside

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Proofs have been approved, and Maneki Neko is off to print. Want a peek at what's in store? Here are two interior spreads from the book. For those who have pre-ordered, I'm hoping you'll have your books by the end of the month. Fingers crossed.



Congratulations on the big news. I also belong to the small minority of women who experience constant, debilitating nausea well into the fourth month. I hope the worse is behind you, now.

Susan Lendroth enjoys telling tales set in the past and has written two previous picture books. She lives in the Los Angeles area with her daughter and an ill-mannered orange cat named Jr, who has never learned to beckon.

Kathryn Otoshi is a cat-lover and an award-winning author and illustrator who has always wanted to do a children’s picture book based on her own Japanese heritage. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area with her husband, Daniel, and two cockatiels.

Shen’s Books is a publisher of multicultural children’s literature that emphasizes cultural diversity and tolerance, with a focus on introducing children to the cultures of Asia.

Through books, we can share a world a stories, building greater understanding and tolerance within our increasingly diverse communities as well as throughout our continuously shrinking globe.

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Maneki Neko: The Tale of the Beckoning Cat

By Susan Lendroth
Illustrated by Kathryn Otoshi
$17.95, Hardcover, 32 pages
English Text
Ages 4-8
ISBN-10: 1885008392
ISBN-13: 9781885008398

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