Smoke by Cao Wenxuan

Description

In poetic language, this book tells a story about understanding and tolerance. Mr Pang lives on the east side of the river and Mr Shou lives on the west. 

They argue over trivial things and forbid their children to play with each other, and in turn, even the children stop their dogs playing with each other.
They are always fighting over something until one morning, when the two families are cooking breakfast. The family on the east side of the river is using wet firewood, giving off black smoke, while the family on the east side is using dried firewood, giving off white smoke.  
The black smoke and white smoke float gently up into the air towards each other...and things start to change…

Cao Wen Xuan is the Winner of Hans Christian Andersen Award


"Smoke by Cao Wenxuan, is an amazing example of quality Children’s Literature from China translated into English, appealing to both native speakers of Chinese who are learning English as well as delightfully sharing Chinese culture with our English speaking students. In today's world it’s important that our children appreciate diversity and practice empathy and tolerance, both at home and at school, from an early age. Raising children to speak up when they see injustice and to develop great
global relationships may be the ultimate goal for educators today and Smoke by Cao Wenxuan supports the teaching of the PYP Learner Profile and Attitudes - particularly open-mindedness, tolerance and respect and also demonstrates conflict resolution. The illustrations by Yu Rong are spectacular, combining traditional Chinese hand cut paper art, with drawing. Her work brings two dimensional paper cuts into beautiful three dimensional illustrations."
- Alison Hewett, Head of Library Services at Kristin School.


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