April days bring the never-ending spring rains, and the moisture will soon dry up the ponds. Located at the border of a city, and perhaps only an ordinary pond, opens a beautiful life chapter of the time the female Emperor Dragonflies lay their eggs. This book is seen as a scientific dragonfly picture book, but it isn't only a very small part from the world of biological knowledge, it's a part of our beautiful and colorful world.
The 1st Picture Book Award Winning Books
- Author：Chiu Chen-tsung
- Illustrator：Chiu Chen-tsung
- Publisher：Common Wealth Magazine Co. Ltd.
- Age Range：7-12
- Publication Date：09-2008
This informative picture book has the dragonfly's growth as its main theme, and further talks about the knowledge and concern of other creatures in our environment. It creates the life space worthy of careful observation and taste. Compared with other works in the same category, this book is above average. For example, when it comes to the relationship between the content and children, the dedication and efforts in the precise illustration as well as microscopic and humane writing are especially touching. This book has enriched content. Nevertheless, the overall effect would be prefect if the text and image could be bound more closely with full page spreads and if there were a better relationship of image arrangement and visual focus.
Sarah Chien-Hua Ko (Taiwan Children's literature critic)
Nominated in the non-literature category of the Bologna Children's Book Fair (義大利波隆納國際童書插畫展非文學類) in 2000 and 2006, Chiu graduated from the Business Photography department of Tokyo Academy for Visual Arts. Despite the fact that he is over 50, his curiosity about the insect world is as large as a child's. He goes up to the mountains and chases insects four times a week. He loves going on the computer, reading comics and watching movies.