“We Were Made For Each Other,” A Wonderful Audio Picture Book by Jiu Er

We Were Made For Each Other” is a charming audio picture book that doesn’t shy away from the trials and tribulations of life.  By reading this book with your children, you’ll be given the opportunity to strike up several conversations with them. It’s a great tool to have on your bookshelf for intentional parenting.

This book was originally only available in China, but The Secret Mountain has translated it and recruited the vocal talents of CBC national radio host Julie Nesrallah to read aloud the collection of the mini-adventures of Little Sun, a fearless, adorable pig with a big heart.  She’s always on the lookout for challenges, big and small, and never seems to get discouraged as she embarks on all kinds of adventures with playmates Little Mouse and Miss Rabbit. A funny and endearing tale of friendship that will delight and enchant the whole family.

A 20-minute recording, with a recurring sound of a musical instrument as a signal for the young reader to turn the page, can be listened to for free on The Secret Mountain website.

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About the Author/Illustrator

Jiu Er became a well-known sculptor in China before she began creating children’s books, having her work selected for the World of Women’s Art Exhibition in Beijing, the Dongyang International Woodcarving Festival, and the 60th anniversary in commemoration of Mao Zedong’s Speech during the Yan’an Forum on Literature and Art. Her first picture book, My Sister’s Big Pumpkin, published in 2012, made the “Top 50 Books for the Public” list in China; and in 2016, she became the first Chinese illustrator to appear on the prestigious IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) Honour List for Don’t Skip Rope With a Frog.

About the Narrator

Mezzo-soprano Julie Nesrallah was awarded in 2014 the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for her cultural contribution to Canada as a singer and as the host of CBC Radio 2’s national classical daily music program, Tempo. She has also been the recipient of several distinguished prizes and awards, including the Canada Council for the Arts Emerging Artist Award. More recently, she released the recording Elements Eternal featuring Canada’s illustrious Gryphon Trio.

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