Title of Picture Book: Koko the Great
Author: Natalie Hennedige
Publisher and Country (may be self-published): National Art Gallery, Singapore
Publisher’s Blurb: Koko is a small village boy with a lively imagination, so life by the river is never dull. This adventure takes Koko further than he has ever been, to the end of the river where the river meets the sea. Does Koko take a step into the great beyond?
Koko’s story was inspired by “Life by the River”, an oil painting by one of Singapore’s first generation artist Liu Kang. The painting is in the collection of the National Heritage Board, Singapore.
5 Keywords (other than themes): imagination, art, national art gallery, painting, history
Brief Review (in under 50 words): “A wonderful story that celebrates the imagination of young children.” – Suchen Christine Lim, Singapore Literature Prizewinner
Where to buy or borrow (if available): NLB, Singapore
ISBN Number (if available): 079-981-08-8758-2
Submitted by (could be your preferred name, including pen name): Moses