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Obake Drive Obake Drive
(Driving with Monsters)

Text and ill. by Suzuky Cohji
Tokyo: Biliken Shuppan, 2003

32 pp: 260 x 220 mm
ISBN : 4-939029-29-8
Ages : 4+
Monsters, Car Drive

Kodansha Publication Culture Award for Children's Picture Books 2004

This is a picture book full of scary monsters. A boy called Heiza wins a spooky sports car in a Spook Lottery. When he goes for a drive with his girlfriend Kaako, they come across all kinds of monsters that eventually get into the car. Heiza and Kaako are not afraid of their passengers and instead head at full speed towards Kappa Pond, where a crowd of kappas, Japanese water imps, are waiting for them. Eventually, everyone joins together in the swirling, circle dance of the Bon festival at Kappa Village.Readers will surely enjoy this fantastic drive in a smart hearse-like black car with Heiza, Kaako and all those monsters that are not only spooky and scary but also humorous.

Cohji Suzuky was born in Hamakita City, Shizuoka Prefecture in 1948. After holding his first solo exhibition on the streets of Tokyo in 1968, he became active as an illustrator and a creator of picture books. In 1987 he won the Shogakukan Award for Illustration with Enso-kun Kisha ni Noru (Ensofs First Trip Alone), and in 1988 and 1989 he won the Japan Picture Book Award with Garasu-medama to Kin no Tsuno no Yagi (The Goat with Glass Eyes and Golden Horns -A Belorussian Folk Tale) and Yama no Disuko (A Disco in a Mountain).
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