Text by JIANG Yitan, Illustration by Sherry Feng
Handling territories: world exclude China
All rights available.
English translation available
Original and publishing language: Simplified Chinese
Publication date: November 2018
Sales: 6,000 copies sold
This picture book is fully loaded with the love between parents and their children.
Aha! It’s snowing! The mother panda went to the bamboo forest looking for cool and crisp bamboo. Her baby woke up but found his mother was nowhere. He was so anxious that he began to trace the footsteps of his mother in the forest. It’s not difficult for the mother to discover that her beloved boy was following her from afar, but neither of them shouted out to each other; instead, they started playing a game called “I Won’t Speak First ”… Snowflakes were fluttering around in the forest, everything was covered by the white snow, as pure as the love between mother and her child who are inseparable from each other.
About the authors
JIANG Yitan: One of the influential short story writers in contemporary China, winner of the first Lin Jinlan Short Story Writer Award, Pu Songling Short Story Award, and the Hundred Flowers Literature Award for Best Short Story. I Won’t Speak First is his debut picture book.
Sherry Feng: Graduated from Cambridge School of Art, is one of the newly emerged post-90s Chinese illustrators dedicated to children’s picture book.