WHERE DO WE GO?

Written by Dai Yun
Illustrated by Igor Oreynikov


Text language: Chinese
Publication date: June 2021
Pages: 40
Format: Hardcover
Rights sold to: Canada (World English)
Reviewing material: Chinese full PDF and English translation.

Every year on February 27, International Polar Bear Day is observed, with the topic “Protecting Mothers and Babies” as a prominent focus.

The much-publicized picture book author Dai Yun and the International Hans Christian Andersen Prize Illustration Award winner Igor Oreynikov collaborated on this book, which is based on the true events of the 2019 polar bear “invasion” of the Russian town of Beluga Bay. The two authors lead us to think about how people and nature get along with each other using a technique that shuttles between illusion and reality, full of human care. Let us consider how people and the environment interact through the brushstrokes and beautiful images of fairy tales.

Synopsis In the past, there was Mencius’ Mother Moving Three Times (Meng Mu San Qian) and choosing neighbors to live with; currently, parents rush and live in school. Each generation of parents has struggled on different paths to help their children grow up better. 

There are also such a couple of polar bear parents in the faraway extreme cold country. They grabbed their young children and proceeded on a long migration trip in search of a suitable living environment. From obscure human communities to the zoo where food and drink are not a concern, from the old ice period to the moon at millions of miles in altitude… Polar bears have finally found a great new habitat after a long trek and exploration. The glaciers are towering, the wind and snow are massive, the seals are fat – everything is identical to their ideal environment. It’s just a matter of finding such a location. Can they make it?

This is a fictional story, yet it is also a very real one. Humans’ footsteps have never stopped from ancient times to the present, leaving an impression on every inch of ground. Step by step, the species who share the same planet as us continue to recede until there is no longer any way to flee, competing to “leave.” Leopards, tigers, elephants, polar bears… These creatures, which before did not bother each other with people, came into contact with us in some way or another as a result of “moving,” and even lost both.


Author
Dai Yun is writer, translator, and publicist who specializes in children’s books. Nanjing is where she grew up after being born in Zhejiang.
She holds a bachelor’s degree from Nanjing University’s School of Foreign Languages as well as a master’s degree from Australia’s University of New South Wales.
Her published works include Sudan’s Rhino Horn, Where Have the Stinky Socks Gone?, The White Witch’s Garden, Little Tadpole Buys Airplane, The Walking Chicken.

Illustrator
Igor Oreynikov was born in Moscow in 1953. He has long been involved in animation design, and since 2009, he has been solely focused on the creation of picture books.
The work is noted for its vivid rhythm, dynamics, and original composition, as well as its distinct atmosphere and mood.
Representative works include Song of a Small Tugboat, Sounds of a Snowy Day, Tales of Uncle Remus, Who’s First (Chinese zodiac), and others.
In March 2018, he received the International Hans Christian Andersen Award for Illustration.

The Origin of Fantasy Creatures + Cards Collection

Author & editor: gaatii

Handling rights: all exclude Simplified Chinese.
All rights available.

Foreign rights sold: Complex Chinese

Details
Original and publishing language: Simplified Chinese
Size: 225*300mm
Pages: 192
Binding: Hardcover with hard paper box
List price: CNY268
Publication year: 2021

This book is for:
1. people who like fantasy creatures, monsters and grotesque things
2. students who major/study in Fine Art

Author’s Bio
gaatii was established in 2017, based in Guangzhou, China.
We focus on content production in the three areas of design, art, and science, and we are committed to providing readers with high-quality original knowledge through multiple forms.
We believe that the text and design of a good book should be natural, the content is simple, the information is sufficient and full of surprises.
We pursue the artistry and readability of graphics, while focusing on the combination of design function and art, and use it as a goal to create the expression of each product.

This book is not a theoretical reading which is full of references and details. We don’t think that with our limited knowledge we can make a clear definition and trace to the origin of every monster. What we want to do is to introduce the trail of these monsters left in the human stories, through the combination of copyright-free images and a witty narrative way. Specially, the book is expected to include a certain amount of digital 3D works corresponding to every species of monster, to show how these creatures in legends evolved more fashionable features under modern technology. Young readers may find this book a gateway to a systematic understanding of myths and folklore throughout Europe, and for someone who is willing to get in touch with the monster theme but tired of those similar illustrated books with mass text and lacking visual effect on the market, this new book is sure to be able to bring a pleasing aesthetic and a comfortable reading experience.

Button Soldier

By Jiuer

Handing rights: all exclude simplified Chinese.

All rights available.

Details
Pages: 52, no text
Binding : Hardcover
Ages: 3~6
Publication date: Mar. 2020

A button fell off his clothes. It fell off the road and no one found it in the busy streets. Then he was put into a garbage truck and bumped and fell on the side of the road. For a long time, since last spring and winter, it just lay there looking at the sky, looking at the clouds and sometimes seeing nothing … However, one day, it was dug out from the snow by a little fat hand. It was a boy. He was in need of a soldier. His chess was missing a chess piece. From then on, it was called the only “button soldier” in chess. An ordinary button has a new mission. This may be the little boy’s fantasy, perhaps button really becomes a soldier, who knows? In this book, there are many mysteries that need to be solved, and the readers are expected to find out for themselves.


Award

Outstanding Chinese Children’s Picture Book Award – The 7th Feng Zikai Chinese Children’s Picture Book Award


Jiuer Author and Illustrator of Button Soldier
Outstanding Children’s Picture Book Award

Jiu’er is an award-winning fine artist and sculptor, and the first female Chinese artist to be featured in the book list of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY). She lives in Beijing, China, along with her Mongolian hunting dog, whose name is Huhe.

Henry’s Pink Hat

By Jeffrey Turner

Handing rights: Simplified and Complex Chinese

All rights available.

Details
Original and publishing language: English
Pages: 32
Ages: 3~5

Henry’s Pink Hat tells the story of an unflappable blue penguin in search of acceptance, and ultimately, friends. A fun read about diversity and commonality.

After a successful 30 year career in advertising as an art director, Jeffrey Turner pursued his dream of becoming a children’s book author and illustrator. He has had five books published and sees on end in sight. His vibrant artwork is a combination of Illustrator, Photoshop, and watercolor.


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My Feelings

By Jeffrey Turner

Handing rights: Simplified and Complex Chinese

All rights available.

Foreign rights sold: Spanish, Slovenian

Details
Original and publishing language: English
Size: 8 x 8 inches
Pages: 24
Ages: 2~5
Publication date: May 2021

My Feelings gives a name to match the feeling you have when you are with loved ones, receive a pair of socks for your birthday instead of a toy, or meeting someone for the first time. There’s a word for every feeling.

After a successful 30 year career in advertising as an art director, Jeffrey Turner pursued his dream of becoming a children’s book author and illustrator. He has had five books published and sees on end in sight. His vibrant artwork is a combination of Illustrator, Photoshop, and watercolor.


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My Imagination

By Jeffrey Turner

Handing rights: Simplified and Complex Chinese

All rights available.

Foreign rights sold: Spanish, Slovenian

Details
Original and publishing language: English
Size: 8 x 8 inches
Pages: 24
Ages: 2~5
Publication date: Feb. 2021

My Imagination reveals the wild and fanciful imagination of a joyful porcupine. Whether folding laundry or planting seed in the garden, this porcupine’s vivid imagination kicks into high gear.

After a successful 30 year career in advertising as an art director, Jeffrey Turner pursued his dream of becoming a children’s book author and illustrator. He has had five books published and sees on end in sight. His vibrant artwork is a combination of Illustrator, Photoshop, and watercolor.


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My Touch

By Jeffrey Turner

Handing rights: Simplified and Complex Chinese

All rights available.

Foreign rights sold: Spanish, Slovenian

Details
Original and publishing language: English
Size: 8 x 8 inches
Pages: 24
Ages: 2~5
Publication date: May 2021

My Touch builds word connections with sensate experiences. Mud is squishy, a lollipop is brittle, and a wet frog can be slippery. Everyday objects can fill a day with sensate experiences for this porcupine.

After a successful 30 year career in advertising as an art director, Jeffrey Turner pursued his dream of becoming a children’s book author and illustrator. He has had five books published and sees on end in sight. His vibrant artwork is a combination of Illustrator, Photoshop, and watercolor.


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A Place Like the Sea

Text & illustration by Lin Boting

Handling rights: all exclude Complex Chinese.

All rights available.

Foreign rights sold: Simplified Chinese

English translation available.

Details
Original and publishing language: Traditional/Complex Chinese
Size: 21cm x 28cm
Pages: 40
Binding : Hardcover
Publication date: August 2020

The story took place in the aquarium, a place like the sea. Many creatures were displayed here and their world was built for people to view. People and fishes look at each other through the glass from two unrelated worlds. One thing happened and it echoed a similar situation for these two worlds. That is, a little boy got lost in the aquarium and his panic and helplessness were shown in front of another world, and the one who understood him best at the moment was trapped and swimming in the other side.

Written and illustrated by Lin Boting, winner of the “Feng Zikai Children’s Picture Book Award” and author of “Go to the Zoo Together”, is the latest masterpiece caring for animals──
The work directly presents the concern for the situation of marine animals from the perspective of children, and the theme echoes the reflection on the topic of “captive marine animals” in recent years; this book provides parent-child/teacher-student discussions in the form of a picture book that is very suitable for co-reading and as the starting point of the issue.

Content Features

◆Ecological Education Green Picture Book: Pay attention to the animals in captivity in the Ocean Park/Marine Biological Museum

◆The perspective of empathy: the feelings of the little boy after he separated from his parents in the museum, to bring out the various animals he saw in his eyes, as well as the situation in which the animals left their homes in the sea and were kept in captivity by humans── I hope to open up discussion and dialogue on related topics among young readers/parents/teachers and students.

◆Unique visual performance: the delicate drawing in the style of engraving creates a blue water world with strong contrast between light and shadow and light and dark.


About the Author

Lin Boting I Llive in Yilan, like cooking and sports, and drink coffee as water. I am afraid of noisy but like to interact with children. My ambition from my childhood till now is to be a veterinarian.
Good at creating illustrations and picture books with crayons, acrylic paints, and computer graphics.
Published works include: “Go to the Zoo Together” (Yuan-Liou Publishing), “Hi! Where is Your Home? “Bat! Bang! Bang! What Car Is This? “Whose Dress Is This?” “Can This Be Eaten?” “The Sweet Potato Has Sprouted”, “I Can Do It Myself”, “I Love Monkey Kids” and so on.

Awards

“Go to the Zoo Together”: published in 2018 and won the 6th Feng Zikai Children’s Picture Book Award for Excellent Work; “Good Book Everyone Reads” Annual Best Children’s Book Award, and the promotion of excellent extracurricular reading materials for elementary and middle school students of the Ministry of Culture; other works have also been published. He won the Feng Zikai Children’s Picture Book Award and the Xinyi Children’s Literature Award for Excellent Works.

Flame

Author: Ernest Seton Thompson | Illustrator: Zhu Chengliang

Handling rights: all exclude Simplified Chinese.

All rights available.

Foreign rights sold: English (USA, Canada), French (world), Korean (world), Russian, Danish

Details
Tex language available: English, Simplified Chinese
Size: H257mm x W205mm
Pages: 40
Binding : Hardcover
Ages: 4+
Publication date: June 2011

《火焰》內容為:狐狸媽媽火焰帶著兩個寶寶在搬家的路上,一個寶寶斑點掉進陷阱被獵人抓住。火焰要救寶寶,卻被獵人放出的獵狗追趕。為寶寶焦急擔心的火焰急中生智,聰明地甩掉追趕她的獵狗,還帶著一批幫手回到獵人家……著名畫家用富有動感的畫面描繪出既驚險又溫馨的故事。


朱成梁

1948年生於上海,自幼喜愛美術,少年時代在蘇州度過,1968年赴蘇州太倉插隊務農,1973年考入南京藝術學院美術系油畫專業,1976年進入江蘇美術出版社從事書籍裝幀工作,現為江蘇美術出版社副總編、編審、中國美術家協會會員。本書是他第一本自編自繪的圖畫書。策劃、編輯的“老房子”系列圖書獲國家圖書獎提名獎。熱愛圖畫書創作,並從中獲取了豐富的知識和藝術營養。喜歡看富於動感的電影,本作品裡也運用了些借鑒電影鏡頭的構圖結構,使情節展開富於動感和速度感。 1986年,應安徒生獎獲獎畫家安野光雅的邀請,與艾瑞·卡爾、雷蒙·不力格等世界頂級繪本作家們聯手創作《All in a Day(圓圓的地球上圓圓的一天)》。

Adapted from American author Ernest Seton Thompson’s well-known animal fictions. Flame, the mother fox, was moving home with her two babies, while one of her babies was caught by hunter’s trap. As Flame tried to help her kid, The hunter’s dogs found her and just wouldn’t stop chasing her. How would she come up with ideas to help her baby escaping from the hunter? One wonderful adventure of love and courage, with movie-like colors.


Zhu Chengliang

Born in Shanghai in 1948, he loved art since he was a child and spent his youth in Suzhou.
In 1968, he went to Taicang, Suzhou to join the team to work in agriculture. In 1973, he was admitted to the Department of Fine Arts of Nanjing University of the Arts.
He is the deputy editor-in-chief and editor-reviewer of Jiangsu Fine Arts Publishing House, and a member of the Chinese Artists Association.
This book is his first self-edited picture book. The planned and edited “Old House” series of books won the National Book Award Nomination Award.
He loves the creation of picture books and have gained a wealth of knowledge and artistic nutrition from it. He likes to watch dynamic movies.
This work also uses some compositional structures borrowed from movie lenses to make the plot unfold dynamic and speedy.
In 1986, at the invitation of the Andersen Prize-winning painter Mitsuya Anno, he collaborated with the world’s top picture book writers such as Iri Carr and Raymond Bulig to create “All in a Day”.

New Waves of European Graphic Design

Author & editor: gaatii

Handling rights: all exclude Simplified Chinese.
All rights available.

Foreign rights sold: Complex Chinese

English translation available.

Details
Original and publishing language: Simplified Chinese
Size: 225mm×300mm
Pages: 208
Binding: Hardcover
List price: CNY258
Publication date: Jul. 2021

Author’s Bio
gaatii was established in 2017, based in Guangzhou, China.
We focus on content production in the three areas of design, art, and science, and we are committed to providing readers with high-quality original knowledge through multiple forms.
We believe that the text and design of a good book should be natural, the content is simple, the information is sufficient and full of surprises.
We pursue the artistry and readability of graphics, while focusing on the combination of design function and art, and use it as a goal to create the expression of each product.

The European graphic design has been standing in the forefront of graphic design, which is admired and amazed by graphic designers around the world. Its bold, creative layout and unique processing on color and light are always the ideal target for designers to learn and research. New Waves of European Graphic Design displays the excellent works of designers from Europe. The form of projects included in the book are mainly physical materials, including posters, album cover, books, magazines, leaflets, cards, etc. The text focuses on the designer’s creative concept, design methods and ideas, materials and print finishes and other relative information. It will analyze in detail for the readers about the uniqueness of 60 European graphic designs from creativity to realization.

Highlights
1- Acid Graphic is a very popular aesthetic trend in visual design.
2- Illusion, collision, nostalgia, pixel, glitch, including the five hottest design styles at the moment.
3- 60 European graphic design works from creativity to realization
4- Five heavy professional design tutorials explain the teaching and production of acid works in detail.


From the editorial team

1- As for the students who are studying graphic design, especially for those who major in design, they are in a phase of exploring and learning. This book includes the latest graphic design trend and style overseas, showing representative design works and the way of designing. Not only can it help readers to know about what the rising designers from abroad are creating, but also how to design great works just like them. This book combined the professional knowledge with trendy design, which is no doubt highly attractive to buyers.

2- During the learning process, keeping up with the trend and learning more design methods can be beneficial to students, helping them agilely use their knowledge at work in the future and apply new design skill at the same time fulfill the commercial needs. By doing so, they can design more visual works that differ from the traditional design methods, helping them attract clients’ attention in fierce market competition.

3- In an era of aesthetic fatigue, clients themselves want products that can stand out, so they care more about the uniqueness and the popularity of the visual style.