UCCA Beijing

The Giving Tree Art Series: The Good Little Fiend

10:00 - 11:30

Location:  UCCA Salon
Language:  In Chinese only

About this program

In Filbert, the Good Little Fiend, written by Hiawyn Oram and illustrated by Jimmy Liao, too-good-for-his-own-good fiend Filbert is thrown out of school for being too nice. While outside, he runs into delinquent angel Florinda, striking up an unlikely friendship.

As any parent knows, every child has both a “fiend” and an “angel” inside them. In this activity, Li Xin will read aloud Filbert, the Good Little Fiend and hold a discussion between kids and parents on understanding one’s personality. Afterward, the kids will create artworks inspired by their own inner worlds using an air-blow drawing technique.

The Giving Tree Picture Books Series

Each picture book is an artwork created for children. Their illustrations can span a wide range of styles and moods: realism, impressionism, fauvism, surrealism, and so on. Their mediums are just as diverse, from ink wash and pencil to gouache, oil painting, monotype, collage, and printmaking. This UCCA series leads kids into the world of picture books and the unique artistic charms of visual storytelling.


* Recommended for children aged 5-9.

* All materials provided.

* Please call +86 10 5780 0200 from Tuesday to Friday 11:00-18:00 to book. Please note that you may only book one seat at a time. Members can also book by sending an email to members@ucca.org.cn. Doors close 15 minutes after event begins.

* No late entry.


Li Xin is the editor-in-chief of The Giving Tree Children’s Books.


The Giving Tree Children’s Books is a brand of Thinkingdom Media Group Ltd., publisher of The Giving Tree, Swimmy, the Little Mouse series, and other classic children’s books in translation. The company is dedicated to the publication of “interesting, beneficial, and worthwhile books,” and advocates for family reading.