Flying Stars

Never Help the Snail

Vol. 2 of Da Wu’s Fantasy Trilogy.

Dawu helped a snail to climb on the rock, but unexpectedly it was caught by a bird. After that, the story begins with a parallel narrative of two lines. One line tells Da Wu's regret and sadness because his good intentions turn into a bad thing. The other line tells the story of the snail's experience after being caught by a bird. The two lines influence each other while the characters not realizing it. The narrative structure of this book is ingenious, and it shows the butterfly effect to small readers through interlocking plot.

Da Wu,
whose real name is Wu Huachao, is a picture book author and illustrator. He illustrated the works of Keigo Higashino and other writers. His picture book, The King of Trees, was selected in the 2019 Top 100 Excellent Picture Books by dPICTUS, and exhibited at Frankfurt Book Fair. He won the New Talent Prize in 2019 BIBF Ananas International Illustration Exhibition with the picture book The Bird and the Statue. The copyright of The King of Trees has sold to Spanish worldwide, and The Walk to Danish. His work River Adventure has been selected in the 100 Amazing Booshelf Award Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2023.

Text & Illustration: Da Wu
Published by Jieli Publishing House, 2023
210*280 mm, 32 Pages

Rights Sold: Portuguese (Brazil), Korean, Vietnamese, Thai

English translation available