The books is recognized as beginning of children's book about "animal rights" written with humor, wit and positiveness.
- Book Intro
"Now, we will live together by wonderfully nurturing the various forms we were born with."
A special family story told by Seomin and Mami, his companion animal!
People, animals, trees and grass...
All living things in this world have the weight of life.
And the name of the scale that weighs them is called "equal rights."
When did our current reality, that of tens of thousands of companion animals being abandoned every year, first begin? Life on the streets, as depicted through the eyes of "Mami," and the shelter scene show the reality of abandoned dogs in Korea. The animal shelter that Mami and Bibi go to in search of "rescue" is even more heartbreaking. Mami and Bibi suffer in fear of that "scary monster called death stars right at you" in this place where animals are euthanized after their announcement date passes. If you face the reality portrayed in this book, from the reckless breeding at "dog factories" to the distribution process of companion animals that is carried out without any legal restrictions, you will naturally perk up to those voices calling for fundamental measures to be established based on animal welfare and animal rights. Mami, the main character in this book, was an abandoned breeding dog who was adopted by a family. Her past scars were cured as she received and gave love as a member of the family. She gets abandoned again by an unexpected incident. But after overcoming all sorts of hardships, she finally returns to her owner. The book shows well how the power of love Mami received from Seomin's family played a great part in the process. From Mami, who returns the love she receives with her whole heart and body, we realize that the animal-human relations are also a horizontal solidarity based on trust, love and consideration.
- About the Author
(English) Park is an adult who likes to chat with children the most and then likes to write fairy tales. She became a writer after Donghwa was elected to the Spring Literature Contest of Daejun Ilbo. She has written many books such as "Suspicious Apartment," "Suspicious Class," "Suspicious Academy," "Suspicious Friend's House," "Waiting," "Waiting," "Proud Wang Yi Mom," "Curious Apartment," and "Curious Convenience Store."
Kim Jookyung (F) was the runner-up at the 5th Noma Concours for Picture Book Illustrations in 2006. Books Kim has written and illustrated include Who? and Who Else? and books she has illustrated include A Child Who Became a Spy and Mr Afro Hair and the Strange Pharmacy.