A girls activity book with a difference for lovers of fashion, or quirky crafts, this hardback book is an excellent unusual gift.

Kokeshi are traditional Japanese dolls, thought to date back to the early 19th century when woodworkers accustomed to making bowls and trays began using their woodworking skills and lathes to make simple dolls to sell as toys and souvenirs.

More recently, creative Kokeshi are made by artists with features and styles peculiar to their creator.

In this ultra-cute activity book, introduce your little girl to Japanese style and graphic art. You can design your own adorable Kokeshi outfits, with the pretty, colorful pages including step-by-step instructions on how to draw Kokeshi dolls. It’s full of ready-to-color kimonos and accessories, with tips for creating unique patterns and prints.

With its sturdy board cover and hip elastic band closure, this is the ultimate gift for stylists and artists of all ages.

Annelore Parot is an illustrator and designer living in France. Kokeshi Style is published by Chronicle Books.