Title of Picture Book: The Mango Tree
Author: Hidayah Amin
Illustrator: Idris Ali
Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Helang Books, Singapore
Publisher’s Blurb: Everything has a story, even the knotted tree. Besides bearing fruits and providing shade, what is so unique about the mango tree? Why does it have a special place in a little girl’s heart?
The Mango Tree is a touching story of family relationship, appreciation for nature, and a rooted sense of identity that transcends through time and space.
5 Keywords (not including themes): History, Heritage, Malay, Nature, Environment
Brief Review (in under 50 words): Through a unique and personal biography, we learn about traditions and also the need to treasure nature and the environment. A good springboard for talking about family too. Some Malay words are also introduced.
Where to buy or borrow (if available): NLB Singapore
ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-07-5134-0