Puss & Boots
Puss & Boots

Puss & Boots

Illustrated by Ayano Imai



32 Pages, 9.25 x 11.25

Formats: Hardcover Picture Book, ebook: PDF

Hardcover Picture Book, $17.99 (US $17.99) (CA $21.99)

Publication Date: May 2014

ISBN 9789888240715

Price: $17.99
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A beloved fairy tale reimagined  A poor shoemaker must close his business as there is no work, but his cat is determined to save the shoemaker from his plight. Using a magnificent pair of boots and a sly plan, the trusty cat tempts a monster and tricks the beast into using his own vanity against himself. With the monster defeated, the shoemaker reopens his shop and can once again sell his beautiful shoes to the townspeople. A beautifully distinctive retelling of a classic tale, this children’s book features enchanting illustrations from acclaimed artist Ayano Imai.


"Friendship trumps greed in this satisfying tale. . . . Imai skillfully blends elements of popular stories into a fresh, clean tale, abetted by translator Uchida and adapter Westerlund. Her sophiscated artwork uses linear design to great effect by highlighting size differences and perspectives." —Kirkus Reviews

"Gorgeous art. . . . As in Imai's version of Aesop's Fables, intriguing surreal touches add to the otherworldly tone....The streamlined narrative presentation makes this accessible to younger kids, while the sophistication of the art ensures that older ones will be equally enthralled." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Author Biography

Ayano Imai is the illustrator of Aesop’s Fables, Chester, and The Town Mouse and Country Mouse. She studied Japanese painting, with a focus on mineral pigment painting, at Musashino Art University in Tokyo.