Di Wu, New Year Surprise!, watercolour on rice paper

Little Brother is told by his brother and his friends that he’s too small to help out at the Spring Festival. He’s too little to fly a kite and he’s not strong enough to hold a dragon pole. But Father says he has a special job to do. What can it be? Follow Little Brother through the village to find out what his special job is. 

Di Wu’s paintings recreate the magic of celebrating New Year in snowy rural northern China. Di’s stunning artwork reflects Chinese traditional techniques, using rice paper and Chinese brushes and the colours of traditional paintings.