BOWLS OF HAPPINESSTreasures from China and the Forbidden City
Piggy’s mom loves her so much that she has decided to make a special porcelain bowl just for her. As mom makes the bowl, Piggy enters the world being painted on its surface. There she meets and learns about the plants, animals, and other natural elements used on Chinese artworks and the messages of happiness and good-fortune that they convey. Created by internationally renowned children’s book artists Brian Tse and Alice Mak, this book teaches children about Chinese artwork and culture and their universal spirit of generosity, love, and respect for nature. The loveable illustrations are coupled with photographs of porcelain art found in the Palace Museum’s collection. Children will learn about how bowls are made and be able to draw their own Bowl of Happiness after they have finished reading the story. The creators of the book, Brian Tse and Alice Mak, are beloved the world over for their heart warming and educational stories for children. They are the creators of the iconic cartoon characters McMug and McDull, who have been featured in numerous award-winning works including books, comics, television shows, and movies. Ben Wang (translator) is a senior lecturer in humanities at China Institute, an instructor of Chinese at the United Nations, and guest lecturer at numerous prestigious academic and cultural institutions. Bowls of Happiness will be one of four books and e-books produced by China Institute in conjunction with the We All Live In the Forbidden City program, which will also feature an educational program for children, educators and families.
INDIEFAB 2015 Finalist for Best Juvenile Nonfiction
WINNER OF A CREATIVE CHILD MAGAZINE SEAL OF EXCELLENCE AWARD, KIDS BOOKS
WINNER OF A PARENTS’ CHOICE GOLD AWARD, NON-FICTION BOOKS
Brian Tse, author Alice Mak, illustrator Ben Wang, translator Nancy S. Steinhardt, editor $12.95 hardcover $14.95 (CAD) ISBN-13: 978-0-9893776-4-5 October 2015 Children’s Ages 4 and up Hardcover 6 ⅛ ” x 7 ⅛” 80 pages Published by China Institute in America