Fluffy Riley and Little Elizabeth – もふもふライリーとちいさなエリザベス
Fluffy Riley and Little Elizabeth – もふもふライリーとちいさなエリザベス

Fluffy Riley and Little Elizabeth – もふもふライリーとちいさなエリザベス



実話小説[Anything But a Dog / エリザベスと奇跡の犬ライリー]を元に制作された絵本[もふもふライリーとちいさなエリザベス]



難病を抱えたお子さん(エリザベス)を持ったリサ・ソーンダースさんの実話を元にした小説[Anything But a Dog / エリザベスと奇跡の犬ライリー]を、日本語翻訳したナカイサヤカさんによる、心温まるチャーミングなお話に、私は原作と行ったり来たりしながら、また素晴らしいスタッフのみなさまのお力をお借りしながら、夢中で絵を描かせて頂きました。(泣きながら、笑いながら…)


トーチの会 クラファンへご支援頂いた方々への発送は、10月4日から開始です。



追記:トーチの会 は、母子感染症予防の啓発の為にこの絵本を活用してくださる団体(病院・クリニック・学校と・図書館・市役所・公共施設など)に、無償でこの絵本を提供しています。詳細はトーチの会 までお問い合わせください。


The picture book “Fluffy Riley and Little Elizabeth” is based on the true story “Elizabeth and Riley the Miracle Dog”.

I was in charge of the illustrations.

This is a children’s book project initiated by Society of Torch(a patient group dedicated to raising awareness of the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of toxoplasma and cytomegalovirus). In order not to increase the number of parents and children suffering from intractable diseases, it is important that not only women but also from children learn about the prevention of mother-to-child infections. In order to prevent more children from suffering from intractable diseases, we want them to learn about the prevention of mother-to-child infectious diseases from an early age. This is the reason why we started this project.

Based on the true story of Lisa Saunders, who had a child with an incurable disease (Elizabeth), the novel “Anything But a Dog” was translated into Japanese by Sayaka Nakai. I went back and forth between the original story and this one, and with the help of the wonderful staff, I was able to draw the pictures. I cried, I laughed…
A heart-warming story about a girl and her dog.
Please take a look at it. Please take a look at it and recommend it to others.


We will start sending out the book to the supporters of Society of Torch crowdfunding on the 4th of October.
(Two A4 clear files will be enclosed.) The files will be illustrated with extracts from the book.
The book will then be available for pre-order on Thousands of Books website shop.

The book will be available in bookstores nationwide and online from 1th November.
Thank you for your support and kindness! 🐶 Bow!

Uyo Takayama

PS Note: Society of Torch offers this picture book free of charge to organisations (hospitals, clinics, schools, libraries, city halls, public facilities, etc.) that use the book to raise awareness about the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of infectious diseases. For more information, please contact Society of Torch.







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