Original Title 不要和青蛙跳绳 Text by Peng Yi Illustrations by Jiu Er Pages 56 Age 4+ Published Jieli Publishing House July 2015 Sold in Singapore South Korea Hong Kong Saudi Arabia
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.
- 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
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).
小男孩壳壳放学回到家，发现自己最心爱的跳棋被妈妈当成破烂扔掉了，他生气地说：“我讨厌妈妈！ “然后，跑出了家门。 这时，神奇的事情发生了—— “什么什么？只要跳绳赢了壳壳，就能得到妈妈了？ “ 一群会说话的动物跑来要妈妈。 你猜，正生妈妈气的小男孩壳壳会怎么做呢？ 奇想天外的故事情节爆笑不断的画面细节 富于智慧的情绪处理指南，走进孩子真实的精神世界
这是一本正面张扬孩子想像世界的图画书，它通过描述孩子生动而丰富的想像世界，为我们展示了想像的力量是如何说明孩子调节内心情绪，克服成长中遇到的各种内心困境的。 孩子的幻想并不意味着内心的软弱或消极的逃避，而更可能是在积极地修复内心遭受的创伤，或是在积极地体验生活、学习成长。 因此，在面对孩子看似荒诞的想像世界时，我们应该更多地给予理解和支援，陪伴孩子一起成长。
极富游戏精神的情绪处理指南，帮助家长和孩子更好地走出自己的负面情绪.每个家长都需要学会尊重孩子的想像，并默默守护着他们。 就像故事中给予小男孩壳壳自由地与“动物们”玩耍的空间，并在最后为他做了一桌丰富晚餐的妈妈一样。 因为，当孩子进入想像世界的时候，他其实是在跟自己对话，也是在调整自己的情绪，学会独自长大。
- 入选2016年度中国原创图画书排行榜TOP 10
九儿生于东北，现居北京，从事雕塑设计多年，作品曾多次入选国际雕塑邀请展，2012年开始潜心创作绘本。主要作品有：《妹妹的大南瓜》《回不去的故乡》《想要正好的遇见》《十二只小狗》《鄂温克的驼鹿》《妖怪山》《不要和青蛙跳绳》。部分作品输出到多个国家和中国香港地区。2015年7月在首都图书馆举办”故乡·遇见 — 九儿绘本原画展”。曾担任中国上海国际童书展“金风车国际青年插画家大赛”评委、2016年第一届“张乐平绘本奖”评委。《不要和青蛙跳绳》中的插画，被国际儿童读物联盟（IBBY） 中国区提名为年度荣誉作品，九儿也成为第一位入选国际儿童读物联盟荣誉书单的中国女画家。