Written by Fang Huizhen and Sheng Lude, "Little Tadpoles Looking for Their Mother" is a fairy tale and lively tells about the scientific law for tadpoles' development by metamorphosis. The fairy tale was filmed in 1960 by Shanghai Animation Film Studio and was adapted into a color ink painting cartoon, the very first one of China. Animals in the film, such as tadpoles, frogs, shrimps and crabs, all originally come from paintings by Qi Baishi, great master of Chinese traditional paintings. The stamps show little tadpoles ask Grandpa Shrimp for information and mistake the goldfish, the crab and the tortoise as their mother before they finally find their mother.
China National Philatelic Corporation will issue a FDC and a commemorative cancellation respectively.