Mr. Otter’s New Neighbors

Mr. Otter's New Neighbors

Author: Li Xingming
Language: Chinese
Hardcover, 44 pages, age 4+
Poplar Publishing House, August 2018

Rights sold:
Russian

English translation available.

Handling territories:
World exclude China.

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It was the first day Mr. Otter had relocated to this new house on an island, and the sun was bursting through the clouds. A large group of neighbors came to visit, including Mr. Bear, who arrived late but brought a jar of sweet honey while everyone was busy decorating the house. However, he was so massive that he accidentally shattered the door and smashed everyone’s gifts. What are they supposed to do?

  • An animal version of Walden Lake, quiet and poetic scenery illustrated by watercolor
  • The 1st Little Hakka International Picture Book Award and Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators Award
  • Toys and shirts featuring Mr. Otter are being designed.

Reviews

  • “Mr. Otter’s New Neighbors” is a picture book with illustrations and animal characters. Everything in this book is simple but captivating and well-crafted. Even those unnoticeable details can bring happiness to readers. By Song Shen, published on CGTN in 2018. Read the full article HERE.
  • “It is a very beautiful picture book, and it is what I’ve always been eager to read. Sometimes I also want to write something like this, ” Tan said, “what I see is a very sophisticated style of illustration. I guess I didn’t do this well when I was the same age as the author. ” — Shaun Tan.

About the Author

Li Xingming was born in Guangdong and attended the Central Academy of Fine Arts Picture Book Creation Studio. He received the first award in the China Central Academy of Fine Arts Graduation Design Award, as well as the Gold Award in the Tianhe Award International Innovation Design Competition. He is currently a lecturer at the Central Academy of Fine Arts. He is as well as the illustrator of the picture book, Sudan’s Rhino Horn.


水獺先生的新鄰居

作者:李星明 著繪
簡體中文,精裝,44頁,4歲+
蒲蒲蘭,2018年8月

已授權:俄語

可授權:繁體中文
中央美術學院繪本工作室90後人氣畫家李星明繪本處女作。對朋友的分享坦然受之,對朋友的失誤開懷接納。新鄰居們的到訪固然是來祝賀喬遷之喜,但也打破了那份寧靜。他們帶來的東西恰好是小屋中所缺的。

內容簡介

天濛濛亮,水獺先生就乘船來到位於湖心的新房子。當他忙著收拾新家時,“咚、咚、咚!”有人來敲門,原來是住在湖邊的鄰居們帶著禮物來拜訪:河狸先生扛來適合做床的木板,犬羚夫婦搬來剛剛做好的圓桌子,綿羊一家帶來剛剛豐收的棉花,鵝寶寶們送來織座墊用的蒲草……正當大家忙著幫水獺先生裝飾新家時,“砰!砰!砰!”又有客人來敲門,這次敲門聲大不一樣,鄰居們都露出了驚慌的神色。這次又會是誰呢?

編輯推薦

  • 2016年中央美術學院畢業設計一等獎
  • 2016年“天鶴獎”國際創新設計大賽金獎
  • 入圍2017年上海國際童書展金風車插畫展
  • 2017年入圍第一屆小涼帽國際繪本大賽專業未出版類
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  • 入選魔法童書會入圍“媽媽眼中的好書”名單
  • 入選2018年三葉草年度好童書評選TOP100
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  • “瓦爾登湖”式的自然主義,湖光山色中的鄰里之情,獨處與共處的哲思啟蒙,清新細膩的水彩畫風,張弛有度的圖文語言
  • 中央美術學院繪本工作室90後人氣畫家李星明繪本處女作
  • 繪本大咖彭懿、著名閱讀推廣人阿甲、兒童文學理論家常立聯袂力荐

媒體評論

第一次在中央美術學院繪本工作室畢業展上看到星明的畫作時就眼前一亮。當時覺得也許就差一些過渡的頁面就能構成一部真正的繪本了。果然,兩年後,經過作者和編輯的反复打磨,書終於出爐,且故事更有層次,也更加豐富了。
——阿甲(紅泥巴網站創始人、兒童閱讀推廣人)
 
優美的湖光山色,溫暖的鄰里之情,意外的逆轉,細緻的筆觸,誇張、逗趣而又暖心的情節……最後的訪客是誰呢?一部讓人捧腹大笑的“合家歡”繪本。
 ——彭懿(《世界圖畫書:閱讀與經典》作者)
 
熱鬧與冷清,歡聚與離別,一部優雅的繪本,兩種人生的滋味。連通彼此的河流,不僅在書頁上流淌,也在每一個孩子與成人的心中流淌,閃耀著善與愛的光芒。
——常立(《讓我們把故事說得更好》作者)

關於作者

李星明
插畫師,繪本創作者。1993年出生於廣東,2016年畢業於中央美術學院繪本創作工作室。獲得過中央美術學院畢業設計一等獎和“天鶴獎”國際創新設計大賽金獎。曾任教於中央美術學院,現居北京。
在推廣繪本時,被小朋友們親切地稱為“星星老師”。他從3歲起一直學習繪畫,熱愛藝術、美食和大自然。小時候,爸爸媽媽工作很忙,但只要有畫筆,他就可以安靜地畫一整天,並沉浸在自己創造的故事中。用繪畫講故事的熱情一直延續至今。2019年出版《蘇丹的犀角》同樣獲獎無數。