Noriko writes and illustrates children’s books. Bocchi and Pocchi : A Tale of Two Socks is her first picture book. The inspiration for the story came from her childhood as she would watch her grandma regularly darning socks and wondering what might happen to them. Bocchi and Pocchi and the Bird and Bocchi and Pocchi’s Big Surprise are the sequels.

To find out more about Bocchi and Pocchi, visit the Bocchi and Pocchi website.

Bocchi and Pocchi’s Big Surprise

Written and illustrated by Noriko Matsubara
Publisher: Troika Books
Age range: 3+
Paperback, full colour illustrations, 23 x 23cm, 32pages

Bocchi and Pocchi have found a caterpillar in the kitchen!
They want to take care of him, but who on earth eats cabbage for breakfast? Soon Bocchi and Pocchi’s new friend will give them a wonderful surprise!

978-1909991194 • £6.99 • Pub: July 2016 

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Bocchi and Pocchi and the Bird

Written and illustrated by Noriko Matsubara
Publisher: Troika Books
Age range: 3+
Paperback, full colour illustrations, 23 x 23cm, 32pages

Bocchi and Pocchi meet an injured bird- she can’t fly back to her nest. Helped by a friendly spider and Grandma mouse, the two socks help the bird to their cosy home. And when they awake in the morning they find some unexpected guests have arrived!

978-1-909991-01-9 • £6.99 • Pub: May 2014

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Bocchi and Pocchi: A Tale of Two Socks

Written and illustrated by Noriko Matsubara
Publisher: Troika Books
Age range: 3+
Paperback, full colour illustrations, 23 x 23cm, 32pages

Bocchi and Pocchi are no ordinary pair of socks. They are the best of friends; then one night Pocchi disappears! Can these woolly friends ever find each other again? A charming and unusual tale, illustrated in soft pencil colours. Undoubtedly a modern classic.
978-0-09573013-0-6 • £6.99 • Pub: Feb 2013

Rights: World ex-China & Korea Troika Books