An ambitious but not entirely successful reboot of a familiar favorite.
The illustrations are cleverly drawn and children will have fun rooting for their favorite side.
There was a little mouse who lived in a huge pile of books. He felt very lucky to live there, because of the many picture books for him to read. Take The Gigantic Turnip for instance—he'd read many different editions. The little mouse said that they all got the story wrong, though. According to his uncle's uncle's uncle, The Gigantic Turnip should have gone like this...
Xu Zhou is an editor at China Children's Press & Publication Group and award-winning children's book author and illustrator. He started to create picture books at the age of 51. Two of his new picture books were published in December, 2016.
Adam Lanphier grew up in Washington, D.C., and graduated from Oberlin College with a B.A. in East Asian Studies. He lived in Beijing from 2005 until 2008, where he worked as a writer and freelance translator. Adam currently teaches and translates Mandarin in New York City. He travels whenever he can.