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Children's storybook world comes to life

A fantasy-land exhibition titled "My Perfect Little World" features art works and scenes inspired by the children's books of Taiwan author and illustrator Jimmy Liao.

Over the years, Liao's books, with charming titles like "The Fish that Smiled at Me," have been adapted for television and film, proving popular with children and their families.

"My Perfect Little World," the name of the exhibition, is the title of Liao's latest book published in 2010; it tells the story of a third-grade girl and her confusion and annoyance with school and home and especially her difficulties getting along with adults.

The exhibition is a celebration of childhood, each installation featuring Liao's characters and scenes from his books, such as "Turn Left, Turn Right," "Sound of Colors" and "Paradise Lost." There are blackboards, magic mirrors and castles.

Many installations bear famous sayings by famous figures, such as Salvador Dali's "Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it."

According to Lu Ning, an organizer of the exhibition, people can visit the exhibition after work (since the exhibition continues to late night) and take some time to slow down and enjoy a charming, fanciful and far away world.

During the exhibition, visitors will also be offered a series of nostalgic back-to-campus events such as a retro party, indoor sports meet and fashion class.

Date: through July 10, 10am-10pm

Venue: Joy City, 166 Xizang Rd N.

Admission: free

Tel: 3633-8124


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