Mameshiba are finally here! After catching glimpses of these cute and colorful bean dogs from Japan on the Internet for months, American readers can see these adorable and funny characters in action in this month’s English release, Mameshiba on the Loose! There’s nothing these tiny and imaginative adventurers won’t do, from exploring space to exploring the kitchen sink drain – yuck! In ordinary places they have extraordinary and hilarious crusades. There are so many Mameshiba that it is hard to keep track of them.
The companion book, Meet Mameshiba! is very helpful in explaining each bean dog’s personality with fun quizzes, games, and trivia, from the three waterskiing Green Peas to Lentil, Tiger Bean, Natto, Edamame, Fava Bean, Cashew Nut, Cocoa Bean, shy Pistachio, and more. Make sure to bring your emergency unicycle when tagging along with these crazy pals, because you never know when you’ll run into mutant sewer chickens, text-speaking underground carrots, or tricky aliens with a lemonade stand. Ages 9-12.