Brian Tse, author
Alice Mak, illustrator
Ben Wang, translator
Nancy S. Steinhardt, editor
Rabbit is eating breakfast with his friends Baby Squirrel, Young
Porcupine, and Little Brother Panda when an unexpected visitor arrives.
He is a master builder, searching for inspiration to design a great palace
for the Emperor of China. Together, Uncle Builder and the little animals
explore how nature supplies us with the wonders that enrich our lives.
Created by internationally renowned children’s book artists Brian Tse and
Alice Mak, this book teaches children about Chinese architecture, how
nature’s influence can be seen around us, and how people and animals
can live together in harmony. The illustrations capture both the majesty
of the natural world and the Forbidden City and are enhanced by
interactive components for readers, including a gatefold spread and liftflaps.
• Winner of a Parent’s Choice Recommended Award for Picture Books
• Winner of a Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award, Books on Foreign Culture