They deftly display how seamlessly some bilingual Chinese titles fit into the American picture book market. They are really and truly great books.
I'd give Candied Plums a hug if I could. We have a very large Chinese population and I'm always struggling to find good Chinese language books to add to our collection. These are gorgeous and I love the fact that they are contemporary Chinese picture books. We have many translations of American titles but not as many original Chinese stories. I am also very glad of the full English descriptions of the books on the website.
—Julie Rines from Thomas Crane Public Library
Spread out your fingers and color them in different tints. You can be the baby elephant blowing water with Daddy. You can be the baby octopus swimming with Mommy. You can be the monkey brothers dancing to the music. You can be whatever you want with your boundless creativity.
Chao Wang was born in Nanjing in 1987. He was once the editor-in-chief for a children's magazine and is now a member of Jiangsu Fine Arts Association, freelance editor and illustrator.
Duncan Poupard is a lecturer in translation studies at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He once worked on the award-winning Collins Easy Learning Mandarin Dictionary.