Sunday, December 21, 2008

It's a Wonderful Life - in Japan!
We got this book in the mail on Friday. It is the Japanese version of It's a Wonderful Life!  A couple of years ago Doug was asked by Penguin Books to collaborate with Jimmy Hawkins(who played the youngest child in the original movie) to produce a kid's illustrated version of It's a Wonderful Life. It was really fun for me to watch the book come together that summer. The finished book, It's a Wonderful Life For Kids has been selling well for the last couple of years. It was fun to check out the Japanese version.

Here is the first scene in the movie and the book - Doug's illustration of a wintery night in Bedford Falls! The US version of the book is available here(Amazon). And here's a link to all Doug's books(Market Day is my favourite!)


Linda said...

I have the english version of Doug's beautiful book. My grandchild and I love reading it together.
What fun to see the Japanese version.

poppy said...

what a beautiful illustration!

Carey@Lasso'd Moon Designs said...

How fabulous!!

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