List: The World on Her Knees

Title of Picture Book: The World on Her Knees

Author: R Chandran

Illustrator: Amy Cheng

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

Publisher’s Blurb: The story of a little girl, yet to stand and on her knees, while wondering what the view is like from way up where her parents are, is suddenly entrusted with a hero’s task.

5 Keywords (other than themes): perspective, growing up, helpfulness, observation, ants

Brief Review (in under 50 words): “Chandra has the sweet sense of humour and a gift for telling simple inspiring stories, whilst his wife, Amy has the gift of drawing. This book will be an easy and fun read for both parents and their children.” Irene Ang

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-08-4962-7

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


List: The Boy in the Whale Suit

FullSizeRender 10Title of Picture Book: The Boy in the Whale Suit

Author: Marie Toh

Illustrator: Marie Toh

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

Publisher’s Blurb: Meet Kai, a boy next door like any other – except that he is always in a whale suit. He doesn’t seem to fit in anywhere and strangely, nobody seems to notice him either. Surely, this would make Kai sad and lonely, wouldn’t it?

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5 Keywords (other than themes): loneliness, different, imagination, ants, Christmas

Brief Review (in under 50 words): This story was based on Marie’s graduation film with the same title though it is presented differently in this book. A good book for talking about feelings such as loneliness, or being different, and also about acceptance. The book has interesting visuals and the text is brief and simple.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-17-0084-2