Little Daruma makes a magic mallet just like the one Little Daikoku has, but Little Daruma's mallet doesn't exactly bring the same results!
Satoshi Kako began publishing picture story books in 1959 with Dam no Ojisan (People of Dam Construction), the beginning of a series of scientific picture books for children. Mr. Kako has also written a number of nonscientific picture books, such as storytelling picture books for children and books of traditional Japanese children's plays. He has authored nearly 500 books in a variety of fields, including nature sci-ence, society, history, literature, and the arts.
Peter Howlett, born and raised in Hokkaido, Japan is currently an EFL teacher at Hakodate La Salle Junior & Senior High Schools. He is also the chairperson of The Southern Hokkaido Natural Energy Initiative. Richard McNamara, who specializes in the poetry of Edmund Spenser and the psychology of stress, is currently lecturing at Kyushu Lutheran College, Kumamoto. Both are officials of The Dr. Wildcat Committee and are regular contributors to the Shukan Kinyobi magazine and have translated the Guri and Gura series also released by Tuttle Publishing.