July 10, 2014

Jimmy Liao: Skogens Hemligheter

Taiwanese illustrator and children book's author Jimmy Liao enjoys cult status in his homeland. His many picture books have been translated in several languages like in English, Spain or French. I'm not so much into Jimmy Liao's colourful picture books of the last years, but with this black and white one I'm really in love with. A beautifully illustrated, dreamy picture book dedicated to his daughter which describes an Alice in Wonderland-like adventure: A little girl follows a huge, furry rabbit into a large forest full of secrets... "Skogens Hemligheter" (Secrets in the Forest) was Liao's breakthrough as a children's book illustrator/author in 1998 and has now been published in Swedish by Mirando Bok.