An award-winning, shareable, cozy hug of a picture book featuring Ishi, an optimistic little rock who reminds readers to choose and share happiness! The ISHI book features a simple rock character which appeals to a wide audience, with valuable lessons in compassion for the self and for others. The FROM / TO page on the inside cover of this picture book encourages the readers to share the book and pass it on with kindness, which creates opportunities for the readers to experience the joy of giving.Previously available as a self published sensation, Ishi is now coming to bookstores worldwide!AWARDS:- Gold Award, National Parenting Publications Awards 2015- Finalist, Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2015- Silver Medal, Benjamin Franklin Book Award 2015- Gold Medal, Mom's Choice Awards 2014- Finalist, The Wishing Shelf Independent Book Awards 2013 "Ishi is a hit in our house. Its demanded almost every night!"--Anna C Lem, a mom from San Francisco"This little book is a tiny gem!"--Benjamin Franklin Book Awards"Had a bad day? Then open this little book and you'll feel better. Much better"--The Wishing Shelf Awards
Akiko Yabuki is an Edutainment Producer, who loves creating entertaining content that educates the audience. Akiko learned the ABCs of edutainment as a Global Producer for Sesame Workshop, the producer of the Sesame Street programs worldwide. Akiko lives in Brooklyn NY with her husband, a black lab named Pono and a solid rock friend named ISHI.