We Were Made For Each Other!


Story and illustrations Jiu Er Narration Julie Nesrallah

This charming picture book features a collection of short illustrated musings that evoke the simple pleasures that fill a day in the life 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. 

Pub Date: 2018
Ages: 5 to 9 / Grades 1 to 5
Keywords: Friendship / Generosity / Trust / Curiosity

Jiu Er was a well-known sculptor in China before she began creating children’s books, with exhibitions that include 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, 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 International Board on Books for Young People Honour List for Don’t Skip Rope With a Frog.

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.



Hardcover illustrated picture book (7” x 6”, 112 pages) with CD (20-minute recording of the narration). A 20-minute recording, with a recurring musical cue that signals when it’s time to turn the page, can be listened to on this page.

ISBN 978-2-924774-22-9
$22.95 CAD / 16.95 USD 


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