List: Is That Rainbowsaurus So Different from Us?

Title of Picture Book: Is that Rainbowsaurus So Different from Us?

Author: Emily Lim

Illustrator: Jade Fang

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Ministry of Social and Family Development, Singapore

Publisher’s Blurb: Libby the Rainbowsaurus moves into a new neighbourhood. The Blusauruses avoid Libby as they have never seen anyone like her before. Is Libby really so different from them?

5 Keywords (other than themes): acceptance, identity, rights of the child, discrimination, Singapore

Brief Review (in under 50 words): A story to talk about being more inclusive.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-07-5375-7

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

List: Tibby the Tiger-Bunny

Title of Picture Book: Tibby the Tiger-Bunny

Author: Emily Lim

Illustrator: Jade Fang

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Epigram, Singapore

Publisher’s Blurb: Poor Tibby! All he ever wanted was some friends to play with, but the other rabbits thought that he was too strange. After all, he could pounce and roar like a tiger. But he also had long floppy ears and could hop like a bunny.

Was he a tiger or a bunny?

No one knew until the day Tibby showed everyone just how much of a tiger – and a bunny – he really was.

5 Keywords (other than themes): friend, rabbit, tiger, acceptance, helpful

Brief Review (in under 50 words): An interesting story with colourful illustrations.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-07-5834-9

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

List: Emily the Duckling

Title of Picture Book: Emily the Duckling says “Humph!”

Author: Ka Lim

Illustrator: Ka Lim

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): SNP International

Publisher’s Blurb: Emily is a cheerful duckling and just part of a happy family, but, like the rest of us, she sometimes gets a little frustrated (“Humph!”).

In this simple tale for young children lies a powerful and timeless message for all ages about acceptance and the willingness to take positive action.

5 Keywords (other than themes): complaining, acceptance, positive, mother, siblings

Brief Review (in under 50 words): An interesting way to talk about being grumpy instead of having a cheerful and positive disposition.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-248-134-4

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

List: The Nightingale Who Couldn’t Sing

Title of Picture Book: The Nightingale Wh Couldn’t Sing

Author: Angie Featherstone

Illustrator: Stephanie Wong

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Epigram, Singapore

Publisher’s Blurb: Ring! Ring! Quark! Quark!

Thats not the sound of a nightingale’s song. But no matter how hard Holly tried, she just couldn’t seem to sing as well as her brothers and sisters!

So poor Holly ran away until Mummy found her and showed her something more important than singing a beautiful song.

5 Keywords (other than themes): acceptance, talent, identity, birds, mother

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

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-07-2618-8

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

List: Why Am I Blue?

Title of Picture Book: Why Am I Blue?

Author: Melanie Lee

Illustrator: David Liew

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

Publisher’s Blurb: Squirky realises that he looks very different from daddy, mummy and sister Emma, and wants to know why. His parents tell him the story of how he came to be part of their family. Squirky finds out that he’s not actually from Earth, but a mysterious place called Planet Q!

This is the first book in The Adventures of Squirky the Alien series and marks the beginning of Squirky’s quest to find his birth parents and discover where he came from.

5 Keywords (other than themes): Adoption, imagination, acceptance, identity,

Brief Review (in under 50 words): An intriguing story and a good launchpad for speaking about adoption.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-967-415-206-2

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

List: Prince Bear and Pauper Bear

Title of Picture Book: Prince Bear and Pauper Bear

Author: Emily Lim
Illustrator: Neal Sharp
Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Mustard Seed Books, Singapore
Publisher’s Blurb: Pauper Bear is a sad little teddy bear who kings to be loved. Prince Bear is a proud bear who loves himself. When their paths take different turns, the two bears discover that things do not happen as they expect …
A delightful and charming take of love, friendship and teddy bears by a winner of Singapore’s “First-time Writer and Illustrators Publishing Initiative” award.

5 Keywords (other than themes): Friendship, acceptance, love, helping, toys

Brief Review (in under 50 words): A charming tale that is enjoyable and carries an encouraging theme of extending help as a gesture of love. 

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-05-9004-8

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

Listing: The Lonely Boy and the Ugly Dog

IMG_6269Title of Picture Book: The Lonely Boy and the Ugly Dog

Author: Eliza Teoh

Illustrator: John Lim

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Bubbly Books, Singapore

Publisher’s Blurb: An awkward boy. A hideous dog. An unlikely friendship. Then, a terrible disaster … Whimsical and heartfelt, this is a story of friendship, loyalty, bravery and sacrifice.

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5 Keywords (other than themes): fire, acceptance, history, art, loneliness

Brief Review (in under 50 words): A story written entirely in rhyme. Inspired by a painting by Liu Kang (Life by the River) and a historic fire in Singapore.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-09-7202-8

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

List: Miss Missy Mynah

Photo 7-5-17, 2 35 37 PMTitle of Picture Book: Miss Missy Mynah

Author: Suchen Christine Lim

Illustrator: Lee Kowling

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Ethos Books, Singapore

Publisher’s Blurb: Miss Missy Mynah is sad that she has no feathers on her head. Are her friends able to help her?

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5 Keywords (other than themes): inventiveness, acceptance, diversity, birds, creativity

Brief Review (in under 50 words): In this simple story, a Mynah and her friends go to the beach, park and food centre to look for a solution. The stated focus is on inventiveness. Also useful for talking about diversity and acceptance.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-08-8165-8