See the city from high in the air, portrayed in lovingly imperfect color through the eyes of one very curious and very lost giraffe. Having heard his good friend Clouded Leopard had been driven out of the forest, Giraffe writes him a letter, asking where he’s gone. “I live on rooftops in the city,” Leopard replies. The city? What kind of place is that? Hoping to see his old friend again, Giraffe sets out for this strange place – where pigeons live in houses and bees duck around buildings and water towers.
Wang Chuen-Tz’s explosive, unpredictable style achieves the studied imitation of a child’s ever-expanding imagination. Her story of change and adaptation unfolds in a visual mosaic of the many-layered city, in which great heights and straight spaces splay out like flowers. The Clouded Leopard’s Rooftops is truly an exciting new offering from one of Taiwan’s most exciting young children’s illustrators