This book offers the opportunity to think about how we, individuals with different appearances, form families through a "family photo."
- Book Intro
The Photo Studio in the Woods
The photographer owl and his assistant bear visit the forest village and set up their photography business. They hang their sign, "Family Photo Studio Specializing in Forest Photos," on an olive tree branch. The first customers are the lion family. Mommy lion, daddy lion and baby lion strike a great pose for their photo. Next is the gorilla family. Daddy gorilla and baby gorilla make fun poses for their photo. Next is the snake family. The snake couple embrace each other lovingly for their photo. The shoot last from morning until sunset, and the long line of animal families get their photos and return home. As the owl and bear are preparing to finish their day, a young panda, who has been observing the photo session from a distance, comes by and says, "I want a family photo, too!" The bear and owl prepare their equipment to take a photo for the young panda. Then, just as the owl is about to click the shutter, they hear, "Wait!" Looking back, they notice that the animal families, whom they thought had gone home, are gathering around. What are the animal families trying to do? The last scene of the story will surely one of heartwarming emotion.
The Photo Studio in the Woods prompts readers to think about the definition of family through the concept of "family photo," which records a family relationship and give a new meaning to it. While the animals of the village who gathered around the young panda are not related to the him, the animals captured inside the frame are members of a community, a new type of family that is bound by love. This provides us an opportunity to reflect on how we form families.
- About the Author
LEE SI WON
(English) Lee Siwon studied Visual Design at Yonsei University and started to dream of becoming a picture book writer while working as a graphic designer at a broadcasting station. Despite the difficulties along the way, he is happy that he can proudly tell his children that dad realized his dream. These days, he dreams of a life that gifts children with the heartwarming seeds of stories.
(French) Je devenais grave toujours chaque fois que j'entendais les histoires des hommes qui adoptent des enfants et des animaux abandonnés. Je voulais encourager ses coeurs importants qui prennent les êtres seuls par amour avec mes petits livres d'images. Je dédie ce livre avec gratitude et respect à tous ceux qui sont devenus la famille d'un être par amour. Voici mes livres écrits et illustrés : "Le Studio Photo dans les Bois" et "Un Lettre qui est venu au Studio Photo dans les Bois"
Publication Industry Promotion Agency of Korea (KPIPA), 2015, Good Publication Contents