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Everyone will high five for hands in this deceptively simple celebration by award winning author and artist Satoshi Kitamura.

This is my hand. It can do all sorts of things. Most of the time it does good things, but sometimes…
Kitamura introduces us to the wonders of something as simple as your hand – it can push, it can pull. It can paint, it can pat. And when your hand has a bad habit, it can pick your nose!
Award-winning author and illustrator Satoshi Kitamura unfolds a wonderful celebration of the simple hand, also starring a favourite Kitamura character, Boots the cat.


A simple but highly engaging celebration of our hands and all they can do

Fiona Noble, The Bookseller

Emergent readers will be able to memorise it in no time at all and they will enjoy showing off what their own hands can do in response

Early Years Educator

Distinctive and striking

Books for Keeps

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Formats & editions

  • Hardback


    January 4, 2016


    32 pages

    RRP $27.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook


    November 5, 2015

    Andersen Digital

    32 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
    • Booktopia
    • eBooks
    • Google Play
    • Kobo

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

Also by Satoshi Kitamura

The Yes
Beetle and Bug and the Grissel Hunt
Ned And The Joybaloo
Pot-san's Tabletop Tales
Millie's Marvellous Hat
Me and My Cat?
Angry Arthur
When Sheep Cannot Sleep
Once Upon an Ordinary School Day
Comic Adventures of Boots


The Very Hungry Caterpillar
I Just Couldn't Wait to Meet You
Each Peach Pear Plum
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Spot Loves His Mum
Peppa Pig
Book With No Pictures
Where The Wild Things Are
Move With Peppa!
Kissed by the Moon
Who Sank The Boat?
Very Hungry Caterpillar's 123
Fantastic Mr Fox
LGB The Little Red Hen
All About Spot
Lgb My First Counting Book
LGB I'm A T. Rex!
Lgb The Tale Of Peter Rabbit