- An award winning short story written in simple language with suspenseful metaphorical insights.
- Printed on quality paper with 28 original illustrations hand drawn by the author.
- Dual front cover designs in opposing colours to represent the dual nature of existence.
- Back covers can be pieced together to complete the puzzle of a boy and a cat.
- Bounded with a specially designed book belly that covers the mouth of the main characters on the cover.
More about the author Xiao Tu:
His pen name 小土 is derived from the Chinese character ‘尘’，which means ‘dust’, a reminder of how minute and insignificant he is. The red seal, carved at the age of 17, is his first seal. It was imbued with a sense of rawness and naivety, and has since stamped the many paths he has taken. When inked in red, the resulting expression, ‘红尘’ connotes the world of mundane secular beings. While working on the painting of this seal, it accidentally dropped onto the ground, resulting in a chip at the bottom right corner.
Xiao Tu’s portfolio:
- Published his first novel “The Wounded” – one of Ministry of Education’s Graded Reader Books for Extensive Reading Programme in 2020.
- Golden Point Award (Chinese Short Story) winner in 2013 and 2015
- Written and illustrated desk calendars with Pin Press – 2020 ‘As Time Goes By’, 2021 ‘Remember’, 2022 ‘Reset, Restart, Replay’
- Participated in group exhibitions at S.A.M and The Arts House
- Written and illustrated a weekly column of a local magazine.