Paperback Version of My Book!

Finally! Paperback version of my first children's picture book came out this morning on Amazon~ Brightly colored story book + image outline coloring pages. Young readers can look at the colored pages while parents read, color, and retell the story by following the pages that they have colored. It's Amazon's only choice of landscape binding, a size of 8 x 6 inches. Will definitely be looking for publishers that print bigger sizes for my future books. Thanks for looking and for all forms of support! ♥

Paperback version link, introductory price: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1521726353/_encoding=UTF8?coliid=I1A0YGEP1NXI0K&colid=30EILKFU7M16U
Kindle and Kindle App ebook link:
https://www.amazon.com/Little-Caterpillar-Doesnt-Change-Accepting-ebook/dp/B073HJH24V/ref=sr_1_1_twi_kin_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1500390286&sr=1-1&keywords=The+little+caterpillar+who+doesn%27t+want+change
For readers who already bought the paperback book and still would like an ebook, the ebook will be $0.99.

My First Picture Book!


My first picture book is now published on Amazon Kindle and Kindle Select! The Little Caterpillar Who Doesn’t Want Change (Accepting growth and change series) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073HJH24V/ref=cm_sw_r_oth_api_y7pyzbE3SZMPE

I first wrote the story and drew the pictures last year for my daughter when she was putting on the biggest fight to reject transitioning from Early Preschool to Preschool. It is a book about growth and change without her or a human child in it, which made her feel less threatened by the situation. Eventually, this and another story (I’m working on it) did the job! She finally settled in her new classroom and liked it. This year, her transition has been great — she readily accepted her new teachers and her new classroom and is having tons of fun!

So, I decided to share this book with all little kids (and their parents) who need a hand when facing change.

I was waiting for the paperback to be ready to announce it, but it seems like it will take a little longer than expected. So, here’s the electronic Kindle Version first. 

It’s for kids 3-6 years old, either read by parents or on their own. Have fun reading! 

Long time no see!

It’s been quite a while since I posted here — been busy with my baby the past months and really have no time at all to get on the computer at all. And LOL only discovered this iPhone app today! So now I can finally login and post an update. Missed everyone here! ❤️

 (Pic from web, origin unknown).



New Find in Ancient Town

The Town of Zhou-Zhuang is a bit disappointing as far as ancient town goes — it is way too commercialized to my taste. However, there still are some nicely preserved part of the original old houses alongside the waterway. It was towards the end of our trip that we found “the” best of Zhou-Zhuang. It was the “Cardboard Art Garden & Shop” — so new and yet intriguingly becoming and fits the town better than anything else. So, come with me and let’s start from the very beginning.

A pagoda, newly built but in ancient style:
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The river is their highway:
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Well-preserved old houses:
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One of the coolest (because I’m in the pic, hahaha)! Real reason? It’s so narrow that it makes you wonder how petite people were hundreds of years ago — narrow allies between blocks of old houses:
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What are these birds for? They are working birds who help fishermen catch fish!
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Beautiful goldfish in the temple pond (I was feeding them, so they all came up):
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Now this is the real cool place that I was talking about at the beginning. The “Cardboard Art Garden & Shop”. Everything here is made of cardboard — those outside in the open air were made of a special kind of paper so that they are totally fine when it rains or even when put into water for a long long time. Be prepared for a lot of pictures! (some are taken with my cellphone, though, so they are not so clear, but I’m just so excited and have to share).

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Inside. Everything can be used as the real thing, not just for display:
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The local “god of wealth” in his paper form:
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Lanterns made of paper:

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In the end, we had to say, “every place has its beauty”, although beauty may not always be where you expect them! 🙂