Puteri Gunung Ledang

Title of Picture Book: Puteri Gunung Ledang

Author: Maslina Md Nor

Illustrator: Maslina Md Nor

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): MPH, Malaysia

Publisher’s Blurb: One night, Sultan Mahmud Shah, the ruler of Melaka, was visited by a wonderful lady in a dream. The lady is Puteri Gunung Ledang, the princess who has guarded Gung Ledang for hundreds of years. Sultan Mahmud Shah orders his men, led by Lasamana Hang Tuah, to Gunung Ledang to convey his marriage proposal to her. Will Hang Tuah fulfil his duty?

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

5 Keywords (other than themes): legend, Melaka, princess, mountain, sultan

Brief Review (in under 50 words): A straight forward retelling of a Malaysian legend.

Where to buy or borrow (if available): NLB, Singapore

ISBN Number (if available): 978-967-415-463-9

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

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Mei-Mei’s Lucky Birthday Noodles

Title of Picture Book: Mei-Mei’s Lucky Birthday Noodles

Author: Shan-Shan Chen

Illustrator: Heidi Goodman

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Tuttle Publishing

Publisher’s Blurb: A Loving Story of Adoption, Chinese Culture and a Special Birthday Treat.

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

5 Keywords (other than themes): food, recipe, cooking, tradition, kitchen

Brief Review (in under 50 words): The topic of adoption was mentioned only in passing. The main focus was on the process of preparing the birthday noodle.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-0-8048-4461-1

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

Singapore’s Swordfish Attack

Title of Picture Book: Singapore’s Swordfish Attack

Author: Mohamad Salmi

Illustrator: Mohamad Salmi

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): MPH, Malaysia

Publisher’s Blurb: On a peaceful day, suddenly, Singapore was attacked by thousands of swordfish.
Everywhere throughout the island, many people were killed and hurt by the continuous attacks. Even soldiers were no fight for the swordfish.
What would the sultan do to stop this disaster?

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

5 Keywords (other than themes): folktale, redhill, decision making, wisdom, advise

Brief Review (in under 50 words): Well-written tale with distinct illustrations.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-967-5222-83-2

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

List: Harry Straw Hat

Title of Picture Book: Harry Straw Hat

Author: Serene Wee

Illustrator: Conrad Raquel

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Scholastic Malaysia

Publisher’s Blurb: “It’s old and tatty. Shall we throw it away?”

Harry Straw Hat can hardly believe his ears. Was this his family talking – the family that once treasured him and now wants to throw him away?

Feeling unloved and unwanted, he begs Old Man Wind to whisk him away. The wind obliges, and suddenly Harry is up, sailing through the sky where he feels free!

But Old Boss Wind decides to change his mind and change the course of Harry’s life. Youngsters will delight in the gentle conclusion when Harry realises that home is where he belongs after all.

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5 Keywords (other than themes): communication, love, adventure, family, rhyme

Brief Review (in under 50 words): Written in rhymes. Author is from Singapore and illustrator from the Philippines.

Where to buy or borrow (if available): NLB, Singapore

ISBN Number (if available): 978-983-9604-09-2

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