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Yu Rong, author and illustrator of A Lovely Day for Amelia Goose and illustrator of Tracks of a Panda, was born and raised in China. Inspired by happy memories from her childhood, Yu likes to bring traditional Chinese art forms – such as the papercut art of A Snowflake in My Pocket – to the picture book page. She lives and works in Cambridge with her husband and three children.
Inspired by the true story of a Chinese dancer, Yin Jianling’s The Visible Sounds is a unique, magical, affecting story of a little girl who finds a new world, and a remarkable new talent for dancing, after losing her hearing. At two-years-old, MiLi’s world falls silent due to an illness doctors can’t fix, but it’s not long before she realises that sound can be felt, touched and seen through understanding and interpreting vibrations and movement in the world. This realisation is expressed through a lyrical cornucopia of the senses: “sound is a warm wind gently brushing against cheeks and softening one’s heart…Language is a river, flowing and flooding into MiLi’s body. The river turns into musical notes, like little tadpoles swimming into MiLi’s heart.” Though pitched at young readers, the style has a piercing clarity that speaks just as well to older readers (and adults), and Yu Rong’s illustrations - blending stark, graphic style (the use of colour is exceptional) with detail - is the perfect partner for the text. Moreover, it’s sure to spread a glow of joy through children facing - and living with - disability, while also evoking empathy in those who are not.
Longlisted for the UKLA Book Award ages 3-6 | Shu Lin has just started at a new school. She stands alone in the playground and at lunchtime she eats by herself from little boxes of brightly coloured food. What's up with her? says Barney. But when Shu Lin's grandpa comes to school and shows the class his amazing Chinese paintings, everything changes.... With a stunning double-gatefold spread revealing a beautiful Chinese picture, this uplifting story shows the transformative power of art and imagination in developing cultural understanding and empathy.
Get into the Spirit of Christmas! This charming story of a little squirrel’s first adventure in the snow is also a gentle reflection on the things we should really treasure. Little Squirrel lives in an oak tree with wise old Bear and the two do everything together, Squirrel revelling in his new experiences, Bear finding that everything feels new again with Squirrel at his side. When snow comes, Bear has a cold so Squirrel goes out alone. He’s desperate to bring a souvenir of his special day home for Bear, but snowflakes don’t travel well. Squirrel and Bear are irresistible characters, one all boundless energy, the other a comforting, solid presence, and the Yu Rong’s evocative papercut artwork also makes this very special. A lovely book for grown-ups and children to share. ~ Andrea Reece
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