After the Snowfall

书名:After the Snowfall
作者:Rich Lo

Muddy Boots, 2020年12月


这部绘本插画精美,借由狐狸的视角向孩子们介绍了冬天的自然奇观:一只狐狸在白色的森林里从巢穴里窥视:一切都是寂静的/一只雄鹿站着伪装/一只大角鸮坐在附近的树枝上/狐狸从这窝里爬出来/他路过松鼠吃东西/他路过觅食的老鼠/狐狸走到一条小溪边喝冷饮/一群野鸭游过/河对面的水卤在岩石上休息/顿时,大地震动。 驼鹿高耸与狐狸之上,喝着冷饮/解渴后,狐狸回家/他经过躲在空心树中的兔子/叽叽喳喳的乌鸦在他的巢穴外迎接狐狸/下雪过后。 



Publisher’s Weekly: 
Star Review 
‘Intricate, realistic illustrations of wildlife, made fanciful by breathtaking, multihued washes of color against a black sky, distinguish this observational nature picture book. Spare prose follows a red fox peering from a den, perceiving other animals of the forest—a buck, a great horned owl, squirrels, mice, a moose, and more—and making note of their actions while journeying to the stream for a drink. “His thirst quenched, the fox heads home,” seeing more animals along the way (“rabbits hiding in a hollow log,” “chattering crows”) before rejoining his family: a vixen and kits. The quiet, documentary tone echoes the stillness denoted on the first page (“All is silent”), setting the stage for Lo’s vibrant watercolors.  The art will undoubtedly merit repeat perusals, especially for young nature enthusiasts. Ages 4–9.’


This is a beautifully illustrated book that introduces children to the wonder of nature in winter: A Fox Peeks Out of His Den at a White Forest/ All is Silent/A Buck Stands Camouflaged/A great horned owl sits on a nearby branch/ The fox climbs out of this den/ He passes squirrels eating/ He passes mice foraging/ The fox reaches a stream where he takes a cold drink/ A family of mallard ducks swims by/ Across the stream, river otters rest on a rock/ Suddenly, the earth trembles. Towering over the fox, a moose takes a cold drink/ His thirst quenched, the fox heads home/ He passes rabbits hiding in a hollow tree/ Chattering crows greet the fox outside his den/ After the snowfall.


Rich Lo, founder of Artclicker, is a professional artist that can combine technical excellence with uncompromising imagination. The result is a compilation of works that are both rich in tradition and pertinent to today’s trends and styles. He is the author/illustrator of Father’s Chinese OperaMountain Chef, and New YearFather’s Chinese Opera was named an ALA Asian Pacific American Award for Literature Honor Book.Born in Hong Kong, he now lives in Chicago. He is published by Muddy Boots imprint, Rowman & Littlefield