Song of the Mekong River

Title of Picture Book: Song of the Mekong River

Author: Na-mi Choo

Illustrator: Sinae Jo

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Big & Small Publisher

Publisher’s Blurb: The Mekong River is called ‘the lifeline of Vietnam.’ The Vietnamese people’s lives are dependent on the river. They build houses on it, do business on their boats and farm crops at the mouth of the great Mekong River. This book is about Tui who lives in a water village.

Retold from Korean by Joy Cowley.

Theme (Self, Friends, Family, Places, Celebrations, Nature, Technology, etc): family, places

5 Keywords (other than themes): Vietnam, culture, geography, river, activities

Brief Review (in under 50 words): Non-fiction content woven together by a simple tale a young reader could relate with.

Where to buy or borrow (if available): National Library Board, Singapore

ISBN Number (if available): 978-1-921790-47-8

Submitted by (could be your preferred name, including pen name): Moses

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Happy Hat

Title of Picture Book: Happy Hat

Author: Cecil Kim

Illustrator: Joo-kyeong Kim

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Big & Small Publisher

Publisher’s Blurb: In this story, a finely crafted hat finds its circumstances change through its life. Whatever its situation, the hat finds pleasure and satisfaction.

Retold from Korean by Joy Cowley.

Theme (Self, Friends, Family, Places, Celebrations, Nature, Technology, etc): self, valuess

5 Keywords (other than themes): positive thinking, creativity, clothing, people, nature

Brief Review (in under 50 words): A beautifully illustrated and simple story.

Where to buy or borrow (if available): National Library Board, Singapore

ISBN Number (if available): 978-1-921790-51-5

Submitted by (could be your preferred name, including pen name): Moses

Look Up!

Title of Picture Book: Look Up!

Author: Jung Jin-Ho

Illustrator: Jung Jin-Ho

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Holiday House, New York, USA

Publisher’s Blurb: (No blurb)

English translation from Korean by Mi Yung Kim

Theme (Self, Friends, Family, Places, Celebrations, Nature, Technology, etc): Friends, places

5 Keywords (other than themes): Perspective, spatial awareness, making friends, illustration, high rise

Brief Review (in under 50 words): This story is driven by the intriguing illustration with minimal text. For children growing up in high rise apartments, they will perhaps relate to this. Great book for starting a good conversation.

Where to buy or borrow (if available): National Library Board, Singapore

ISBN Number (if available): 978-0-8234-3652-1

Submitted by (could be your preferred name, including pen name): Moses