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Aiko Ikegami

Biography

Aiko Ikegami

Aiko Ikegami was born in Tokyo. As a child, she loved animals, drawing and painting. She received a degree in child education and a PhD in pharmacology. After years of working as a neuropharmacologist, she left the field and decided to follow her dream of creating picture books. Friends is her first American picture book.

Aiko Ikegami

Books by Aiko Ikegami

by Aiko Ikegami - Animals , Children's 4-7, Friendship

A girl from a faraway place begins her first day at school. She doesn't speak the language and she looks different. She just doesn't fit in. But one day, she makes an unexpected friend- --- a squirrel! Then a rabbit joins them. Soon the girl's fuzzy woodland friends are followed by human ones and school becomes more fun! When a surprising new student joins the class, the girl and her new friends know just how to make him feel at home.