Title of Picture Book: Playtime with Ye Ye
Author: Pauline Loh
Illustrator: Haw Shing Yee
Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Perfect Playground Stories, Singapore
Publisher’s Blurb: Ye Ye has a strange and enjoyable way of sharing history with his grandson. Through play, he talks about immigrating to Singapore, the Japanese Occupation and Singapore’s independence. He makes a mess of the living room, but his grandson loves Ye Ye’s history lessons!
5 Keywords (other than themes): family, intergenerational bonding, early migrants, World War 2, Singapore independence.
Brief Review (in under 50 words): Won irememberSG Fund 2014. 2nd prize in Samsung KidsTime Author Award 2015.
Available in English and Chinese. Children will enjoy the rhymes and learn about Singapore in a fun way. The book encourages family members to converse about their family’s history. A Fact Page at the back provides useful tips for parents and teachers to access more materials about Singapore’s past.
Where to buy or borrow (if available): https://paulineltl.wordpress.com/
ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-09-1238-3