Rouwen Wang

Ruowen Wang was born in Tianjin, China in 1962 and moved to Canada in 1985 as a visa student. She taught English as a second language for a decade but quit to focus on her family and now is very engaged in her writing and publishing. Wang lives in Toronto.

Fiction (Juvenile, Picture book)

Are You Thinking What I’m Thinking?

Illustrated by Wei Xu
Toronto: Kevin & Robin Books, 2006.
PZ7 .W36 A74 2006

Publisher’s Synopsis

This story is presented through intimate and sweet conversations between a young daughter and her loving mother. … Emphasizing language-building skills, this story features repeated sentence structures and gradually increased vocabulary.

Fiction (Juvenile, Picture book)

Eenie Meenie Minie Moe

Illustrated by Wei Xu
Toronto: Kevin & Robin Books, 2007.
PZ7 .W36 E36 20076

Publisher’s Synopsis

Kevin and Robin have an uncle who is funny and witty. They love it when he tells them silly jokes and stories. When Uncle sees Kevin and Robin’s messy bedroom, he has a point to make through an ancient Chinese tale that is known as “The Three Monks.”

Fiction (Juvenile, Picture book)

The Hidden Treasure

Illustrated by Wei Xu
Toronto: Kevin & Robin Books, 2007.
PZ7 .W36 H53 2007

Publisher’s Synopsis

Kevin and Robn love to hear Grandpa’s folklore from China. Grandpa tells them a story called The Hidden Treasure, about a poor old man abandoned by his three sons and their wives. The old man falls ill. A neighbour hears him muttering in his delirium something about a treasure and informs his sons. Soon, the sons and their wives are fighting over possession of the dying old man–and his “hidden treasure.”

Fiction (Juvenile, Picture book)

Little Joy

Illustrated by Wei Xu
Toronto: Kevin & Robin Books, 2008.
PZ7 .W36 L558 2008

Publisher’s Synopsis (from brochure)

Little Joy is a happy baby. She smiles a lot. But her mommy notices that, unlike other babies her age, Little Joy has not yet learned to laugh out loud. Little Joy won’t laugh, no matter what people do to try to make her.

Fiction (Juvenile, Picture book)

Little Wen: “What is the Chinese Saying for this One?”

Illustrated by Wei Xu
Toronto: Kevin & Robin Books, 2007.
PZ7 .W36 L58 2007

Publisher’s Synopsis (from its website)

Wen is a little girl who grows up in China, a large country with a long history and traditional values. The world is full of wonders to her fresh eyes, curious mind and strong passion to explore. But at the time of the story, China was a society where girls’ inquisitive natures were suppressed and where lively young personalities were shaped to confine to the rigid social expectations. Wen, who refuses to yield, has to make room for herself to grow.

Fiction (Juvenile, Picture book)

To Share One Moon

Illustrated by Wei Xu
Toronto: Kevin & Robin Books, 2008.
PZ7 .W36 T62 2008

Publisher’s Synopsis (from brochure)

Chinese Moon Festival is very much like Thanksgiving in North America. Families get together to admire the bright, full moon while eating sweet moon cakes and enjoying a cup of good tea.

Fiction (Juvenile, Picture book)

Zigzoo–When a Dragon Catches a Cold

Illustrated by Wei Xu
Toronto: Kevin & Robin Books, 2007.
PZ7 .W36 Z54 2007

Publisher’s Synopsis (from its website)

Zigzoo is a mighty young dragon. One day, he catches a cold and becomes ill. His grandmother tells him colds are a human illness, and he has to seek for help from a human doctor. The doctor Zigzoo first visits is afraid of a fire-puffing dragon and sends him off to seek help from another professional. Poor Zigzoo goes from one specialist to the next, but each one finds a different excuse for not helping him. His search for help takes him all the way back to where he first started. But this time, he winds up helping the one who was not willing to help him in the first place, and finds that he has helped himself too.

Links

Ruowen Wang personal website

Publisher Kevin & Robin Books