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I finished up story time with a flip-card version of this out-of-print story (using pages from an old book). Tan Tan is a monkey who has a hat. He tosses the hat and catches a dog, a grasshopper, a horse chestnut, a bird, and finally a star. For today's craft I used a pattern for a paper sun visor which I printed on card stock. The moms helped the children cut them out. The children decorated them with crayons and stickers. Each child received a star sticker for their visor so their hat could be ...more
Iwamura was born in Tokyo and studied industrial arts at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. He is the illustrator of many best-selling picture books in Japan.More about Kazuo Iwamura...