Here is a selection of verses by Michio Mado, chosen and translated by the Empress Michiko of Japan. Winner of the 1994 Hans Christian Andersen Author Award, Mado is the much-loved author of poems and songs for children in Japan. The Empress introduced his work to the world outside of Japan in "The Animals: Selected Poems," an earlier book. Her translations, like the originals, are playful and childlike in their imagery. For example: "Fingers Fingers Fingers Fingers, All in a row. No quarrels. Nails Nails Nails, ...

The Magic Pocket: Selected Poems 1998, Margaret K. McElderry Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780689821370