Some Sumo


Doulas the Elephant and Albert Alligator visit Japan. They meet a nice girl Kitsune who helps out and introduces them to Japanese culture and her uncle Sumo San. They visit many sights with Kitsune as guide, and expectations are changed when they have a departing dinner with Sumo san and Kitsune. A story exploring the culture and language of Japan, where things aren’t always what they seem. A story for 1 to 8 year olds.

SKU: MT-200320-1-1 Category:


Some Sumo is the last in the in the Douglas the Elephant series originally written and designed in 1981. All illustrations are from original watercolours, beautifully drawn and coloured.This book displays amazing use of collage technique using Japanese papers. It is a delight to the eye.  This book is suited to children ages 1 to 8.

About the Author

Mark Thurman’s first children’s book was published in 1979 and since then he has has produced 23 of his own titles books and illustrated and designed 26 books for other authors. He co-authored and illustrated 153 episodes of the “Mighty Mites” Comic in OWL Magazine from 1976 to 1991. Mark has visited hundreds of schools across Canada teaching young students the fundamentals of drawing and cartooning – many of the same things covered in his books. Mark has taught at Central Technical School in Toronto, Toronto school of Art, OCA, and at Sheridan College in the Animation Program since 2002. The Osborne Collection of early children’s books -Toronto Public Library, has an extensive collection of Mark Thurman book illustration materials.

Additional information

Weight .20 kg
Dimensions 8 × 9 × .30 in



Mark Thurman