Beno, a little goat, doesn’t like to learn. He complains about doing chores for his parents and prefers to be lazy. When Wishing Fruits drop from the sky, Beno gets a wish: as much food as he can eat! When he becomes bored and even lazier, he learns that there’s no satisfaction in not working for what you want and returns home to help out his parents.
By Echo Liu
Illustrated by Hoda Mir
First print in Feb 2022
ISBN：978-1-988694-69-6 (English & Chinese)
8×10 · 36 pages · Perfect Binding Paperback
Ages 3 to 7
Echo Liu is a children’s book author, publisher, and chair of a nonprofit foundation. She has published 60 children’s picture books since 2014, including both digital and printed versions. All the bilingual books (English and Chinese) are collected by the Toronto Public libraries and among the readers’ favorites.
As the founder of Skyky Books, Echo has been helping children to publish their own stories. From 2019, almost 30 young students have had their first books published. She has been putting her efforts to help families, younger kids, students by offering them free parenting seminars, reading time, free books, and volunteering opportunities.
Echo is also passionate about charities and has volunteered for nonprofit organizations. She has raised funds for the Sick Kids hospital, donated her books to libraries, public schools, reading clubs, churches and book banks.
Over all these years, Echo has cultivated good connections in the Chinese community and other communities. They know Echo by her books and by her passion to support charity.