This picture book contains a black comedy depicting human greed and prejudice in the form of a fable.
- Book Intro
There lived a hideous spider in the forest. He ate up everything caught in the web he had spun. One day, a fly got caught in the web while flying. And the frog who tried to eat the buzzing flying, the snake who tried to eat the frog, the owl who tried to eat the snake - all of them got caught in the web. When the tiger trying to eat the owl got caught in the end, the chatty fly cried out: "We are now dead. I've never seen anything more dreadful than the hungry spider! He will eat up every one of us!" When everyone got terribly frightened at what the fly had said, a giant leg of the spider appeared from a distance. How awfully hideous would the spider be? And what would happen to these animals?
In this book, the tension is steadily increased after the fly gets caught in the cobweb, after which the other animals also get caught one by one following a two-beat composition, leading to the final reversal that offers you laughter. At first sight, you will turn pages getting quite interested in the unique scene composition and animal characters. Taking a closer look at them, you will discover other things. Our greed, which corners somebody into the deadlier situation even after seeing him or her struggling to escape from death. And you will also feel it. That while the spider is a dreadful and horrible predator only to the fly, the animals who are hanging on the spider web, so blinded by their greed that they forget about their own existence and truth, may be us. Aren't we, who see what we want to see and believe what we want to believe due to the endless greed, in fact, hanging on the web?
You will reaffirm the ability of the author, who has received the Bologna Ragazzi Award, in the amazing fact that the visually clear and splashy picture book is expressed with only three colors of yellow, red, and blue.
- About the Author
(French) Elle aime gribouiller et rêvasser. Les livres qu'elle a écrits et dessinés étaient « Une histoire comme un mensonge » et « Je suis en colère ! ». Et d'autres comme Gros pet, ma mère, Pourquoi x100 et les séries Codename. Il a remporté le Ragazzi Award for Non-Fiction à la Foire internationale du livre pour enfants de Bologne 2011 pour "Une histoire comme un mensonge".
(English) Kang Gyeongsu likes to doodle and daydream, and he enjoys fooling around and playing with his son Parang. He began drawing illustrations by drawing comics, and now he has become a writer whose books are beloved by his readers whenever they are released. In the Code Name series, the writer fully displays the dream he has long cherished in his heart. Kang has worked on the illustrations of many children’s books and has written and illustrated books including The Stories Shouldn’t Be True; I Am Mad!; Mr. Penguin, the Problem Solver; The Big Fart; My Mom; and Why×100. He received the Ragazzi Award for nonfiction at the 2011 Bologna Children’s Book Fair for The Stories Shouldn’t Be True.
(Vietnamese) Thích việc vẽ tranh tường và những điều không tưởng, và thích chơi đùa với con trai mình, Ppa-rang. Bắt đầu từ việc vẽ tranh và vẽ truyện tranh, bây giờ đã trở thành một nhà văn được độc giả yêu mến với mỗi tác phẩm được cho ra mắt. Thời gian qua đã vẽ tranh cho nhiều truyện cổ tích thiếu nhi như bộ truyện "Code name", "câu chuyện như một lời nói dối", "Tiếng đánh rắm khổng lồ". Tác phẩm "câu chuyện như một lời nói dối" đã nhận giải xuất sắc Giải thưởng Lagazi cho hạng mục tiểu thuyết hư cấu tại Triển lãm sách Bologna năm 2011.
(Russian) Автор предпочитает работать в стиле каракулей и фэнтэзи, любит играть со своим сыном. Работая над комиксами, постепенно перешел к иллюстрированию детских книг. Сейчас каждая книга - это настоящее художественное произведение. Среди его книг серия "Кодовое имя", "История, непохожая на правду", "Я в гневе!", "Большой пук", "Моя мама", "Почему Х 100" и др. В 2011 г. - "История, непохожая на правду" получила главный премия в номинации нон-фикшн на Болонской книжной ярмарке.