Picture Books


: Sanne te Loo

illustrator: Sanne te Loo

Ping-Li's Kite

A beautiful Chinese tale about a boy and his desire for a kite. Beautiful red endpapers emphasize the exotic atmosphere. Interesting description of the life of a Chinese boy.

Rights sold to Denmark, Italy, U.S.A., Korea.


Best Children's Book of the Year - Bank Street College of Education 2003


"The colorfully detailed illustrations are alluring."
-Horn Book Guide

"The story is full of appeal for young children, who often feel the need to appease the wrath of powerful parents."

"Picture book newcomer te Loo retells a classic Chinese tale about a boy who decides to build the ultimate kite. With spare text and evocative illustration this handsome volume, first published in the Netherlands, will find an easy fit on the multicultural bookshelf."
-Kirkus Reviews

"[G]orgeously illustrated. ... Kids will love the simple tale of kite-making and fantasy. Although the tale is old, the illustrations indicate that Ping-Li is a thoroughly modern youngster. The boldly colorful kites will encourage kids to try their hand at making a kite. The book will also be a good selection for a unit on folktales of the world."
-Top of Texas Literature Review Center

other books by Sanne te Loo:

I have a head... to stand on
I have a head... to stand on
Just Fien
Just Fien
Little Fish
Little Fish