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My Neighbor Totoro Picture Book Hardcover – November 8, 2005


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 and up
  • Series: My Neighbor Totoro
  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: VIZ Media LLC; 1st Edition edition (November 8, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591165954
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591165958
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.6 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,021,347 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Hayao Miyazaki is one of Japan's most beloved animation directors. In 2005 he was awarded the Venice International Film Festival's Golden Lion Award for Lifetime Achievement, and his Studio Ghibli received the festival's Osella Award for overall achievement in 2004. Miyazaki's films include Spirited Away, winner of the 2002 Academy Award® for Best Animated Feature Film, as well as Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service, Princess Mononoke, Howl's Moving Castle, and Ponyo, all of which have received great acclaim in the U.S. Miyazaki's other achievements include the highly regarded manga series Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind and Starting Point: 1979-1996, a collection of essays, interviews, and memoirs that chronicle his early career and the development of his theories of animation. Both are published in English by VIZ Media. "

More About the Author

Hayao Miyazaki is the prominent director of many popular animated feature films. He is also the co-founder of Studio Ghibli, the award-winning Japanese animation studio and production company behind worldwide hits such as PRINCESS MONONOKE, HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE and SPIRITED AWAY.

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It's a beautifully illustrated quality book!
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We love this movie and the book was not a disappointment.
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My daughter loves to have me read this book to her.
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40 of 40 people found the following review helpful By J. Nakatsuka on November 19, 2007
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This book contains the entire storyline of the movie in both text and illustration and hits all the key events with perfect focus. The 'illustrations' are taken directly from the movie but are very crisp and high quality - not like some books that have poor quality movie stills. Our kids love this movie, have a home made soot-sprite mobile in their bedroom, and are crazy about this book. This is a really nice quality hard cover book and is much better than the comic book version in my opinion. Price is very cheap for what you get.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By C. E. Mckenna on March 27, 2009
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Very nice! Totoro is a wonderful story with memorable characters that you fall in love with. This picture book is a great companion piece to the film. We particularly enjoyed the first pages that introduce you to the main characters and give you some interesting information about them - such as how old the different sized Totoro's are!

Miyazaki is a genius, and what a great way to enjoy the Totoro story any time, any place.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Ike on January 3, 2007
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The book pretty much follows the story of the movie and is full of movie photos. It's a bit long for a childs book, but my kid loves it and we read it every night.

So if you're kids love the movie and want to see it over and over again, buy and read them the book instead.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By E. D. Perez on September 2, 2008
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If your child (or you!) likes the movie they'll love the picture book! It is basically frames from the film with the (simplified) story. It is a lot longer and mroe in depth than I had realized but my 2 year old (!) is enthralled by it... This is the longest/thickest book he will sit still to read.... Highly recommend as a gift! OR for long car ride/air/train trips
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By M. Beth Williams on March 25, 2009
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My daughter wanted a totoro party for her 3rd birthday. I ordered this for one of her gifts. I'm amazed at how nice it is for this price. Lovely pictures from the movie, totoro maps in the back, character explanations in the front, and the fantastic story in the middle. She is going to go crazy for this book. Its a large nice hardcover book with a dust jacket. Very nice quality. I think my daughter will like this better than the movie!!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By S. Dobberstein on March 8, 2007
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This book is very adorable and follows the movie well. If you like the movie you will like the book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michelle on December 21, 2010
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My kids are huge fans of the movie My Neighbor Totoro. So, it was only fitting that I purchased the book. I love this hardcover book version of the movie. It's a pretty extensive book. I probably wouldn't read it at bedtime because it would take a very long time. But it's nice for the kids to look at the pictures and see them smile at the pictures. This is a great companion to the DVD.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By D3XMAN on August 30, 2013
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My son loves the movie so what better way thing to get than a book. I know right? What the heck are those things? Anyway, it's an awesome hardcover book (with removeable sleeve/cover) and very well made, thick pages. The pictures, while they appear directly from the movie -- they're beautiful. The movie is beautiful. The written story is streamlined and a good quick read for any fan. Easy enough for most kids in elementary (or beyond). Or you can just read it to your kid too. Share this movie, this book, this experience with everybody you can. The world would be a better place if more people watch and appreciate this story.
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