It was going to rain. “Did you smell the scent of rain?” three animals were discussing. What kind of smell was the rain like? Did it smell like the wind blowing on the beach? Or did it smell like the scent of grass? They climbed to the top of the hill and waited for the rain. Suddenly, it rained. Raindrops fell on the streets and the animals. They had a shower happily in the rain, and now they knew what the smell of rain was like....
Liu Hsu-Kung (劉旭恭) was born in Taipei in 1973. A graduate of the Civil Engineering Department at National TaiwanUniversity. He started to work in picture book illustration after taking part in the "Lucy Chen Handmade Picture BookClassroom”. He is the author and illustrator of 18 children books so far. He received an honorary mention for Hsin Yi Children’s Literature Prize in 2002 for I Really Want to Eat a Durian, winning the prize in 2006 with his book Excuse Me, Will My Feet Touch the Bottom?. His book Whose Stop Is This? (for kids 0-3 years old) won the Chen Bochui International Prize for Children’s Literature in 2014 and was subsequently selected for the 2015 and 2017 Bologna Illustrators Exhibition. His works have been selected for exhibition at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair. English, Thai, Japanese, French, Swedish,Korean, and Estonian rights have been sold for some of his works.