2013 China Times Open Book Award
1990 Chen Bochui Children’s Literature Award
Rabbit has found a new pond in the forest! Last night’s heavy rain must have created it. But this is no ordinary pond: when Rabbit looks in, he spies an unfamiliar creature looking back at him. Rabbit brings his friend Squirrel over to share his discovery, but when Squirrel looks in, the creature in the pool transforms into a Squirrel. How could this be? The same thing happens when their other animal friends look in. Can the wise elephant solve the mystery of this magical new pool?
This re-issued classic weaves Hsieh Wu-Chang’s playful humor together with Chen Chi-Hsien’s bright, upbeat colors and two-dimensional figuring into a story that is both whimsical and rich with inspiring material.