List: Lolly’s Secret

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Title of Picture Book: Lolly’s Secret

Author: Angela Yong

Illustrator: Quek Hong Shin

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

Publisher’s Blurb: Lolly is a little pig who loves lollipop, and she must get her hands on the world’s most amazing candy! The only thing is, she doesn’t know how to!
Then one day, Lolly chanced upon a secret = a secret that will make her dream come true: “A coin you keep will find another, Think of something you hanker after, It takes some time to do it right, Henceforth, your life will be full of delight!”
Come and join Lolly on a delightful journey to discover the secret of saving, spending and sharing!

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5 Keywords (other than themes): Financial Literacy, Sharing, Saving, Dreams, Food, Math

Brief Review (in under 50 words): This story introduces financial literacy. Some adults might be concerned about some issues like whether eating candy is healthy, the idea of money growing magically, etc. In fact, these present good teachable points to discuss such important matters as well. This book is relatively wordy and the pictures are attractive.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-09-7329-2

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List: Elvis and the Feathers School of Music

Photo 25-4-17, 1 49 11 PMTitle of Picture Book: Elvis and the Feathers School of Music

Author: Emily Lim

Illustrator: Laura Liberatore

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

Publisher’s Blurb: A music school for “birds only” is having a concert where its performers will be able to develop their potential further.
Elvis the frog dreams of singing at this important event. But can he ever be accepted?
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5 Keywords (not including themes): Dreams, School, Diversity, Birds, Nature

Brief Review (in under 50 words): Written to illustrate one article in the Rights of the Child, it is a good story about diversity, acceptance and talents. Also good for talking about school, and nature reserves (Sungei Buloh). It can be fun imagining what the concert sounded like. E-book available.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-07-5381-8