A surrealistic vision of the Cretaceous Era, with visual puzzles for intrepid explorers to solve and surprises hidden under flaps.
Express Delivery from the Dinosaur World is a beautifully designed book, with meticulous attention to detail in both the illustrations and the fold-outs, lift-the-flaps and acetate sheets; all of which combine to make this a masterful book.
A creative book that engages children on many levels and a playful book that lets children use their imaginations.
“Candied Plums showcases the variety and art of China's children's literature at a time when the United States receives precious little exposure to the vibrancy of contemporary Chinese culture. The books can be used as educational tools to learn about Chinese language about culture, but most crucially stand alone as unique, captivating stories with universal appeal. They are beautifully produced and deserve to be read by children (and adults) the world over.”
Director of Public Programs at China Institute
It is said that people who truly adore dinosaurs will receive an Express Delivery Package from the prehistoric world. Unwrap the package, and a book filled with inspiring adventures will appear before your eyes. When you open the book, you step into a wonderful world of dinosaurs. You will travel through time and space on an activity and mystery filled adventure.
Yanan Dong was born in Handan in 1991, and grew up in Beijing. Express Delivery from Dinosaur World is her first picture book. She lives and works in Beijing.
Helen Wang translates fiction and essays from Chinese, both for adults and younger readers. Her most recent translation for children is Bronze and Sunflower by Wenxuan Cao, published in 2015 in the UK by Walker Books.