The story follows a young boy's dream of owning a new bike. The story is shown through the dream of the interaction among the young boy, his grandfather, his friends and his mother. The young boy adjusts his state of mind in hope and despair, and eventually accepts the imperfection of life with his faith and a smile on his face.
The 1st Picture Book Award Winning Books
- Author：Ye Ande
- Illustrator：Ye Ande
- Publisher：Heryin Publishing Corp.
- Age Range：4-8
- Publication Date：10-2006
This is a tragicomedy about “I” and a bicycle. It vividly depicts the trajectory of a child's inner growth via presenting the aspiration of growth from a tiny spot to the whole picture, and from the surface to the depth. The fairytale-like opening is quite creative. It becomes a powerful motif that drives the story forward, and also shows the author's ability in story-telling. The author has an insight in children's life, and wisely adopts the humorous tone in his narration. The cartoon-like illustration further presents the story adequately. Those imaginative and allegorical drawings strengthen the artistic touch in this picture book.
Zhu Ziqiang (Director, Children's Literature Institute, Ocean University of China)
Ye has loved drawing since he was small. Using textbooks as his canvas and teachers as models for his paintings, almost all of his lessons were like art. He has worked in a variety of different jobs, such as working as a waiter at KTV, being a car salesman, a housing agent, etc. He has been the director of cinematography and a project director in an animation company for 15 years.
His picture book Me and My Bike《我和我的腳踏車》 has won the name of the best children's book by the Mandarin Daily News（《中國時報》「開卷」最佳童書）. Me and My Bike has been translated and sold in many other countries.