by Grace Bonney

Oh, stripes. How can I stay away? This adorable stripe-themed copy of Shimashimajima at Tortoise in LA seems like a perfect start to the day. Colorful, upbeat and beautifully designed, it’s a great way to kick off summer weather. Click here to pick up a copy online at Tortoise for $35. xo, grace

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  • Wow. This is great. Not exactly sure what the story is but I’m going to check it out.

    All that happy color. Reminds me of quilting.

  • I bought this at Mitsuwa near Chicago last year! All of the children’s books are sold wrapped in plastic there so I just picked it based on the cover. I was so pleased when I opened it up and saw all of the amazing, colourful illustrations!

  • The title might be translated as “Stripey Island” and that second page just says “Stripey Island is striped again today.” That is cute! Before I leave Japan I’m going to pack my bags full of children’s books.

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