In her book, a little girl draws a wild bar she has never seen before in her life. With her mother, she takes the reader on a bird-scouting journey. The little girl's mother tries to guess what the bird in the drawing is, and they identify all kinds of unique Taiwanese birds that might correspond with the illustration, like the Taiwan Barbet, the Formosan Magpie, the Black Bulbul, the Malaysian Night Heron, and the Black-naped Monarch. The mother looks at the illustration carefully. Some of the bird's appearances, characteristics and attitudes are so similar to the illustrations, but all the birds they've seen haven't matched up with the drawing. So what kind of bird did the girl draw…?
Comment from the Judging Panel
Comments From Judging Panel
For the Third Feng Zikai Chinese Children's Picture Book Award, 227 eligible entries were received: 73 from China, 9 from Hong Kong, 140 from Taiwan, and 5 from Malaysia. The preliminary judging took six days to short-list 27 books: 5 from China, 1 from Hong Kong, and 21 from Taiwan. After a five-day final judging period, the Best Award and four Outstanding Awards were selected.
Rules and Judging Guidelines
- One “Feng Zikai Award Winner”: The award winner will receive US$20,000 grant and an award trophy. Should the author and the illustrator be different, the grant will be shared equally. The organizer will purchase 3,000 copies of the award winner to schools for education and reading promotion.
- Four “Feng Zikai Honor Books” (the actual number will be based on the quality of entries): Each winner will receive US$5,000 grant and an award trophy.