In this picture book, Tong's witty and humorous pictures present the breakthrough of sameness, and the thought of being unique. It also reflects the true voice from children who “want to be different.”.
The 1st Picture Book Award Winning Books
- Author：Tong Jia
- Illustrator：Tong Jia
- Publisher：Yuan-Liou Publishing Co., Ltd
- Age Range：7-12
- Publication Date：10-2004
This book is surprising and intriguing. With the communication and collaboration of text and image in each spread, the self-questioning text on the left page will lead school-age children to the original (same) understanding of an issue or object, while the surprising, overwhelming pictorial answers on the right page break the stereotypes (difference) cognitively. It further dismantles children's worries into embracing acceptance. This book outstands from picture books with familiar Q&A and image identification formats because its pictures are so humorous and different. It is closely connected to the issue of school-age children's growth, and psychologically touches children's heart.
Sandra Lee (Lecturer of the National Center for Montessori Education – New England, US; Early childhood education professional)
Born and raised in Taipei, Tung Jia graduated from National Taiwan University. She was a newspaper columnist before marrying and having children. She started drawing picture books for fun in 2005 and now has 15 books published. She has a very busy life and uses/ devotes all her free time to create picture books.