Title of Picture Book: Why Do The Chinese Shout Yam Seng and Other Questions
Author: Edmund Wee
Illustrator: Chee Jia Yee
Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Epigram, Singapore
Publisher’s Blurb: Why do Chinese eat noodles at wedding dinners? Why do they hang blankets at HDB void decks during a funeral wake? Why is Chinatown called “bullock cart water”?
We provide the answers – and useful tips – to some of the most-asked questions young Singaporeans might have about the Chinese.
This book is part of a fun series about the Chinese, Malays, Indians and Eurasians. Each handbook uses twenty questions to highlight diversity and promote understanding of the different races in Singapore.
Brief Review (in under 50 words): Interesting questions with simply written answers. The illustrations are colourful and literal.
Where to buy or borrow (if available): NLB, Singapore
ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-46-5568-2
Submitted by (could be your preferred name, including pen name): Moses