Botai is a fire-breathing disease carrying mosquito, and he likes to suck the blood of people with bad tempers. One day, Aguli, an ill-tempered dragon, got stung by Botai and grew a bump. He started to breathe fire nonstop. How inconvenient it is for a monster to breathe fire like this? What should Aguli do to put out the fire?
The 1st Picture Book Award Winning Books
- Publisher：Heryin Publishing Corp.
- Age Range：3-8
- Publication Date：11-2004
Few original Chinese picture books show children's temper and emotion. Laima in an exaggerate and humorous manner reveals how anger may influence oneself and others. He also develops the plot by showing Aguli's levels of anger with fold-over pages. The concise text, enriched image, and vibrant story already make children unleash their anger during their reading. Once carefully observing each character in this book, it's not hard to find that Laima does not focus on anger commonly seen in our daily life only. He also involves fear and worry, and turns these negative emotions into positive energy through childlike pictures.
While reading with children, adults can face their own emotional expression. It also reminds us that, like children, we should turn our anger, fear, and worry into positive strengths.
Tse Ka Li (Library director of the Tai Po Methodist School in HK)ional)
Laima was born in 1968 and is currently enjoying a fun life with his family in Taitung. He loves to mix his work with creativity, humor and a sense of beauty, in hopes that readers may browse through his work with fun and pleasure. In 1995, his first picture book, I've Become a Fire-Breathing Dragon!《我變成一隻噴火龍了！》, won an award from the Mandarin Daily News（《國語日報》牧笛獎）. This book was highly praised, and he has since then embarked on being a professional author and illustrator of picture books.
His works have won most of the major awards for picture books in Taiwan and were bestsellers at Eslite Bookstore for three consecutive years. He has successfully sold his works to other countries worldwide, and his works have been translated into different languages, including Japanese, English, Korean and Thai.