Playing with Lanterns

在年味開始變淡的正月初五,招娣終於盼望來了舅舅送來的燈籠,村巷裡夜色如海,燈光點點,小夥伴們舉著各自的燈籠互相鬥豔:“你的是牛糞燈,好好看。”“你的是蓮花燈,我的是火罐燈。”……轉眼到了正月十五,年也要過完了,這是最後一晚打燈籠了……

In this cheerful book first published in China, readers are invited along with Zhao Di and her friends as they experience all the joy and excitement of this folk Chinese custom. Details about the paper lantern tradition are also included in an author’s note at the end of the book.

The Universe I Draw

跟隨孩子的畫筆,進入一次太空之旅。正在牆上自由塗鴉的孩子呼喚正在收拾房間的媽媽,媽媽停下來與他交流,並從心底欣賞孩子的塗鴉,與孩子在想像中展開了一次奇妙的宇宙之旅……

The child is scribbling freely on the wall. He calls to his mother, who is cleaning up the room, and she stops to talk to him and admires his graffiti, and then they went on a wonderful cosmic journey in their imagination…

The Eagle Inside of Me

一隻野生的鷹,被獵人捕獲,關在牢不可破的黃銅籠裡。故事以黃銅籠的視角來觀察鷹。鷹用嘴狠狠地啄黃銅鎖,用利爪在水泥地上刨坑,用盡全身力氣撞向黃銅籠,想要逃脫,但都以失敗告終。黃銅籠看到鷹一天一天地從威武變得乾瘦,非常心疼,勸鷹放棄掙扎,安享籠子裡的生活。鷹會妥協嗎?黃銅籠對鷹有什麼情感上的變化?

This is a story about the dignity of animals, freedom, and love.

The Summer Evening Concert

《夏夜音樂會》是關於停電后人們怎麼度過一個美妙夜晚的鄰里故事,在平淡生活中尋求浪漫和溫暖。故事的背景發生在九十年代的南方小城,取材於畫家含含的真實經歷。故事的主人公是熱愛音樂的小米一家,在他們的悠揚音樂和快樂心態的感染下,鄰居們度過了一個不一樣的夏夜。最後,原本因為停電和悶熱而煩躁的鄰居們從欣賞者變成了參與者,一掃生活的煩悶和沉重。當電來了,大家又重新投入原來的生活中,而空氣中瀰漫著不同以往的快樂因數。這個故事提醒我們,要發現生活中一直存在但被我們忽視的美,比如月光、音樂、詩意和愛。

One can always find romance in daily life. It’s always there.
Mi’s family loves music. The neighbors spent a different summer night in melodious music played by Mi’s parents and moved by their cheerful mindset when there was a power-failure broke out.
A story about beauty in daily life, like moonlight, music, and love.

I Am A Panda!

No matter where a zoo is located, pandas are always superstars. They always put on nice smells and meet tourists’ requests. But that day, this panda felt tired, he didn’t want to be a panda anymore!
He found a rabbit, painted him white and black, but tourists soon found out. He then found a pig, an elephant, and an unexpected big fella…Will their plan work out?

Grandma’s Roof Garden

在鬧市裡,住著一位閒不住的阿婆,她在城市的鋼筋水泥之上,開闢出一個空中菜園,種出紅艷豔的西紅柿、白生生的大蘿蔔、水靈靈的小白菜……還捎帶著餵雞、餵鵝,冰冷堅硬的樓頂,在她的雙手改造下,呈現出了勃勃的生機。作者塑造了一個與眾不同的阿婆形象,將親情、環保等元素融合在一個朗朗上口的歌謠故事中,畫面設計感強烈,讓人印象深刻。
Grandma lives in a big city but she has to stay busy. She has this little garden on the roof of her apartment and plants various vegetables. The building itself is cold and gray, but with grandma there it becomes a vivid and fun place to live.

Mr. Otter’s New Neighbors

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。
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?

The Adventures of the Scarecrow

這是華文原創繪本作家大吳的最新作品。工作的麥田不再耕種了,稻草人被迫踏上流浪之路。在流浪途中,他幫助了很多人,自己卻一直無所歸屬,冬天來了,為了保護受凍的小動物,稻草人送出了身上僅有的衣物,這時,他遇見了一位雙腿凍僵的老婦人,他該如何幫助對方脫困?他能順利找到理想的安身之所嗎?
This is the latest work of Da Wu, an original picture book’s author-illustrator in China. The scarecrow must leave because the wheat field where he works in the story is no longer planted. He met with many people and every experience along the way serves as an opportunity to inspire it to grow in its abilities. Until the cold winter arrives and destroys everything. However, no one ever forgets the scarecrow…It’s a simple, inclusive, and lovely story, with powerful illustrations.

Camping

《露營》是夜晚發生的故事。兄弟倆早早搭好了帳篷,等待天黑之後去露營。夜晚的世界和白天會有所不同嗎?弟弟的期待似乎又要落空了:沒有奇迹,沒有新奇事物…… 真的沒有嗎?後來,奇迹發生了……
平凡生活裡,曾有過多少大大小小的冒險,我們自己卻渾然不覺?
The brothers set up a tent early in the morning and waited until it was dark to go camping. Will the nighttime world be different from the daytime world?