Sunday, June 03, 2007

kewl childrens book

There is this wonderful picture book Guji Guji, by Chih Yuan Chen a Taiwanese author/ is too hot to go to sleep...I just finished looking through some R.Crumb, watched a pretty incredible 2nd sequel to SpiderMan that was really satisfying, ate too much popcorn, and now my next door neighbors are out on their porch drinking.

Chih-Yuan Chen (1975-)

Taiwanese artist Chih-Yuan Chen is the author and illustrator of the children's books On My Way to Buy Eggs and Guji Guji, both of which have been translated and published in the United States. On My Way to Buy Eggs follows a young girl named Shau-yu, as she goes on an errand for her father. Her walk quickly becomes an exciting, eye opening experience, as she views the world through a blue marble, discovers a pair of glasses that make everything appear blurry, and follows a cat's shadow. Gillian Engberg, writing in Booklist, praised the book's "beautifully drawn scenes," and dubbed the story "joyful" and "understated." Marge Loch-Wouters of School Library Journal wrote that "This universal tribute to the power of a child's imagination will strike a familiar chord with dreamers everywhere."


Born 1975, in Pingtung, Taiwan; son of Chi-Nan (a farmer) and Li-Huo (a homemaker; maiden name, Su) Chen. Education: Attended three years of college.


Freelance children's book illustrator, 1999—.


Memories, Hsin Yi Publications, 2000.

On My Way to Buy Eggs, Kane/Miller Book Publishers (La Jolla, CA), 2001.

A Day Presents Are a Must, Heryin, 2003.

Guji Guji, Kane/Miller Book Publishers (La Jolla, CA), 2004.

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