An enchanting family story about a shopkeeper and his preparations for the mid-autumn festival. Colourful lanterns are an important part of the celebrations, as are the mooncakes which Mr Ming sells in his shop. Everyone agrees that Mr Ming’s mooncakes are the most delicious they have ever tasted. They all want to know what the secret recipe is, but Mr Ming won’t tell them or even let them peep inside his kitchen. This was because he had another secret, a secret even bigger than his marvellous mooncake recipe. What can it be?
A charming, playful story about the beauty of the mid-autumn festival, based on the 3,000-year-old Chinese legend of the lady in the moon.
Based on the Mr Ming and the Mooncake Dragon written by Kathy Creamer, illustrated by Amy Calautti and published by Little Pink Dog Books. Sound design by Gio Sancho.
Kathy Creamer is an ‘authorstrator’ who has written and illustrated more than 20 picture books, and illustrated another 80 books in the UK, Australia and Singapore. Her books include The Big Old Rambutan Tree, See Monkey, and Bigger than Yesterday, Smaller than Tomorrow. Kathy has gained many awards for her writing and illustration. Born in the UK, she has an MA in Children's Book Illustration from the renowned Cambridge School of Art at Anglia Ruskin University. She emigrated to Australia in 2007 and now lives with her family in Armidale, NSW.
Amy Calautti loved to draw from a young age and often made up games based around drawing to entertain her younger brother and cousins. Amy now lives with her small tribe of humans who inspire her every day.