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As If... As If...
As If... As If...

As If... As If...

By Wenjun Qin, Illustrated by Xun Liu



36 Pages, 10.5 x 9

Hardcover Picture Book, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $22.95)

Publication Date: November 2018

ISBN 9781760360610

Rights: US & CA

Starfish Bay Publishing (Nov 2018)

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A detailed and delicately illustrated book that encourages kids to appreciate the natural world

Have you ever been in the garden after it has rained? A little girl with a vivid imagination ventures into the garden after it has rained and discovers its beauty. Full of imagination, she enjoys a stroll and encounters many of the creatures that call the garden home. A smartly dressed earthworm, the lazy sun, a shy raccoon, a dancing butterfly… there is so much for her to see. This beautifully illustrated story will make readers appreciate the small wonders of nature.

Author Biography

Wenjun Qin was born in Shanghai, China, in 1954. She is a famous Chinese children's book writer, having won more than 50 awards in China and abroad. In 2009, she became the first Chinese writer to be shortlisted for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. She was nominated for the 2002 Hans Christian Andersen Award. Xun Liu, who resides in Nanjing, China, studied craft design at university and worked as a designer and animator. Due to her interest in oil painting, she later found herself studying classical painting techniques at the China Central Academy of Fine Art. She began creating children's picture books after her daughter was born. Now, she draws every day and teaches drawing on the weekends, sharing all she has learned with children.