Don’t Jump Rope with A Frog

Don’t Jump Rope with A Frog

Text by Peng Yi
Illustration by Jiu Er

Chinese, Hardcover, 56p, age 4+
Jieli Publishing House, July 2015

Rights sold to:
Singapore
South Korea
Hong Kong
Saudi Arabia

English translation available.

Handling territories:
World exclude China.

中文信息,請將頁面往下拉👇
When Keke returned home from school and discovered that his favorite checkers had been thrown away by his mother, he was angry, "Mum, I don't like you!" He then fled the house. Then something extraordinary occurs——

"Really? I can have Keke's mother as long as I beat him at jump rope?"

A swarm of talking animals approached Keke and asked for his mother. Guess what the angry little boy will do?
  • Fantastic storyline
  • Hilarious picture details
  • Insight into the child’s true spiritual world
This is a picture book that positively publicizes children's imaginary world, which shows us how the power of imagination helps children regulate their inner emotions and overcome various inner difficulties encountered in growth.
Children's fantasies do not indicate inner weakness or negative escape, but rather an active effort to repair heart trauma or to actively experience life, learning, and growth. As a result, in the face of children's seemingly absurd imaginary world, we shall provide more understanding and support, as well as accompany children as they grow up together.

It's essential for parents to understand how to respect and guard silently their child's imagination. Just like the mother in the story, who allows the little boy Keke to freely play with his imaginary animal friends and then prepares a nice dinner for him at the end. Because the child is actually talking to himself, adjusting his emotions, and learning to grow up alone when he enters the imaginary world.

Awards

  • Selected in the 2016 IBBY Honor List
  • Selected in the 2016 China’s 50 Favorite Books
  • Selected in the 2016 China’s Top 10 Original Picture Books

About the Author

Peng Yi, born in 1958 in Shenyang, graduated from Fudan University with a degree in Entomology. In 1984, he received his master's degree in Education from Tokyo Gakugei University.
Before becoming a researcher at the Institution of Zhejiang Normal University Children's Research, Mr. Peng worked as a director in a Shanghai Scientific and Educational Film Studio, an editor in a newspaper office, and an editor in a Shanghai Children's Publishing House. Mr. Peng is also a member in the China Writers Association.
Jiu Er was born in China's northeast area and now lives in Beijing. She was devoted to sculptural design for many years and displayed her works at the International Sculpture Symposium on numerous occasions. Since 2012, she has concentrated on the creation of picture books. My Sister's Big Pumpkin, Unable to Return Home, Wishing for a Serendipitous Encounter, Twelve Puppies, The Moose of Ewenki, Monster Mountain, and Don't Jump Rope with A Frog are among her best-known works. Several of her pieces have been sold in foreign countries, including Hong Kong.
The exhibition "Hometown Encounter - Jiu Er's Original Pictures Gallery'' was held in the Capital Library of China in July 2015. She has acted as a judge for both the Golden Pinwheel Young Illustrators' Competition at China's Children Book Fair and the first Zhang Leping Picture Book Award in 2016. Her illustrations in Don't Jump Rope with A Frog were nominated for an annual honorable mention in the Chinese Board on Books for Young People (CBBY), making Jiu Er the first female Chinese illustrator who is selected in the International Board of Books for Young People's booklist (IBBY).

不要和青蛙跳繩

作者:彭懿
繪者:九兒

簡體中文,精裝,56頁,4歲+
接力出版社,2015年7月

已授權至:
香港
阿拉伯地區
韓國
新加坡

可授權:
繁體中文
小男孩殼殼放學回到家,發現自己最心愛的跳棋被媽媽當成破爛扔掉了,他生氣地說:“我討厭媽媽! “然後,跑出了家門。 這時,神奇的事情發生了——

“什麼什麼? 只要跳繩贏了殼殼,就能得到媽媽了? “

一群會說話的動物跑來要媽媽。 你猜,正生媽媽氣的小男孩殼殼會怎麼做呢? 
  • 奇想天外的故事情節
  • 爆笑不斷的畫面細節
  • 富於智慧的情緒處理指南,走進孩子真實的精神世界
這是一本正面張揚孩子想像世界的圖畫書,它通過描述孩子生動而豐富的想像世界,為我們展示了想像的力量是如何説明孩子調節內心情緒,克服成長中遇到的各種內心困境的。 
孩子的幻想並不意味著內心的軟弱或消極的逃避,而更可能是在積極地修復內心遭受的創傷,或是在積極地體驗生活、學習成長。 因此,在面對孩子看似荒誕的想像世界時,我們應該更多地給予理解和支援,陪伴孩子一起成長。 
極富遊戲精神的情緒處理指南,幫助家長和孩子更好地走出自己的負面情緒.

每個家長都需要學會尊重孩子的想像,並默默守護著他們。 就像故事中給予小男孩殼殼自由地與「動物們」玩耍的空間,並在最後為他做了一桌豐富晚餐的媽媽一樣。 因為,當孩子進入想像世界的時候,他其實是在跟自己對話,也是在調整自己的情緒,學會獨自長大。

獲得獎項

  • 入选2016年国际儿童读物联盟(IBBY)荣誉名单
  • 入选2016年度“大众喜爱的50本图书”
  • 入选2016年度中国原创图画书排行榜TOP 10

關於作者

彭懿,1958年出生於瀋陽,1982年畢業於復旦大學生物系昆蟲專業。 1994年畢業於日本東京學藝大學,獲教育學碩士學位,系中國作家協會會員,著名兒童文學作家、評論家、翻譯家。著有幻想文學“我是夏殼殼”系列、“我是夏蛋蛋”系列、《女孩子城來了大盜賊》,圖畫書《妖怪山》《不要和青蛙跳繩》等,寫有理論專著《世界圖畫書:閱讀與經典》《世界兒童文學:閱讀與經典》《圖畫書與幻想文學評論集》等,將日本安房直子、岩村和朗等多位兒童文學大家的作品翻譯成中文,例如有“14隻老鼠”系列、“汽車嘟嘟嘟”系列、《第一次上街買東西》等。
九兒
生於東北,現居北京,從事雕塑設計多年,作品曾多次入選國際雕塑邀請展,2012年開始潛心創作繪本。主要作品有:《妹妹的大南瓜》《回不去的故鄉》《想要正好的遇見》《十二隻小狗》《鄂溫克的駝鹿》《妖怪山》《不要和青蛙跳繩》。部分作品輸出到多個國家和中國香港地區。2015年7月在首都圖書館舉辦"故鄉·遇見 — 九兒繪本原畫展"。曾擔任中國上海國際童書展「金風車國際青年插畫家大賽」評委、2016年第一屆「張樂平繪本獎」評委。《不要和青蛙跳繩》中的插畫,被國際兒童讀物聯盟(IBBY) 中國區提名為年度榮譽作品,九兒也成為第一位入選國際兒童讀物聯盟榮譽書單的中國女畫家。

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