Yokococo was born in Osaka, Japan. She studied English Literature in Kyoto and later came to England to study Illustration at Cambridge School of Art. When she was little she was shy and quiet but quite cheeky too (she still is!).
She loves cooking, dancing, drawing and thinking of stories, but what makes her happiest is to see readers of her books smile and laugh.
Yokococo’s author-illustrator debut was Very Interesting published by Gullane in 2007, followed by Little Ghost Whicky in 2008. She went to publish Sniff for Walker in 2010. Hans and Matilda and it’s sequel Hans and Matilda Show were published by Templar in 2012 and 2014 respectively.