Title of Picture Book: When Grandma Sees a Whirlpool
Author: Denise Au Eong
Illustrator: Eliz Ong
Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Spring Publishing, Singapore
Publisher’s Blurb: Grandma’s eye has gone wonky and Julian is worried. He wants Grandma to get well and to see clearly again.
Turn the pages to find out how Julian discovers what is wrong with Grandma’s eye and how a visit to the eye doctor changes the lifestyles of Julian and his family.
This beautifully illustrated and easy-to-understand book is written with the intention to raise the awareness of age-related macular degeneration or AMD from an early age through storytelling. Although AMD is the most common cause of blindness in developed countries, the awareness of this condition in the community is low. A greater understanding of AMD and its risk factors can encourage people to lead healthier lifestyles that can potentially decrease the chances of developing AMD in later life. The authors hope that this book will go some way to help fight blindness from this sight-threatening disease.
5 Keywords (other than themes): eye, disease, ageing, doctor, grandparents, health
Brief Review (in under 50 words): A fairly plain and detailed narrative of going for an eye-examination for AMD. Interesting but could also be overly information heavy. All the same, helpful for encouraging a healthier lifestyle, for young and old.
Where to buy or borrow (if available): NLB, Singapore
ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-07-6119-6
Submitted by (could be your preferred name, including pen name): Moses