I Won’t Speak First Text by Jiang Yiyan Illustrated by Sherry Feng Chinese, hardcover, 52p, age 3-6 Citic Publishing Group, Nov 2018 Handling territories: World exclude China. All rights available. 中文信息，請下滑頁面⬇️
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 author
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.
我故意不說話 作者：蔣一談 繪者：Sherry Feng 語言：簡體中文 精裝，52頁，3～6歲 中信出版社，2018年11月 可授權：繁體中文
蔣一談，當代中國頗有影響力的短篇小說家之一，曾獲得首屆林斤瀾優秀短篇小說作家獎、蒲松齡短篇小說獎、百花文學獎短篇小說獎。這部作品是他的第一個繪本創作。 Sherry Feng, 90後插畫師，畢業於劍橋藝術學院童書插畫專業碩士。