Title of Picture Book: Places – Stories from the Eastern Part of Singapore
Author: Various (see blurb)
Illustrator: Various (see blurb)
Publisher and Country (may be self-published): National Library Board, Singapore
Publisher’s Blurb: Places was conceptualised to introduced the art of creating children’s picture book revolving around cherished landmarks from the East, and to inculcate a love for reading and appreciation of Singapore Literature. As part of the National Library Board and National Arts Council’s initiative to bridge the arts and the communities, this project sought to connect aspiring writers and illustrators with artists at the Public Libraries, facilitating conversations and discussions. Led by a team of 5 established artists from different fields – Adeline Foo, Lee Kowling, Denise Tan, Lynette Morrison and Chan Wai Han, participants learnt various aspects of creating a children’s picture book through techniques in story-writing, editing, layout and illustration.
Author-illustrators represented in this collection is indicated in the photo of the content page below.
5 Keywords (other than themes): landmarks, memories, imagination, cloud, legend
Brief Review (in under 50 words): This is an interesting collection of different kinds of stories and illustrations were done in a variety of styles. The mix includes an imaginary story with a pet cloud, a legend set in Ubin, a visit to great grandma, the life of an old house to an adventurous day in a shophouse.
The text are all written in rhymes.
Where to buy or borrow (if available): NLB, Singapore
ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-09-5909-8
Submitted by (could be your preferred name, including pen name): Moses