Title of Picture Book: Caged Bird of Singapore
Author: Helene Gaborit (Translated by Catherine and Jimmy Cousins)
Illustrator: Claude Sauquet
Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Open Book Editions, Cambodia
Publisher’s Blurb: On her way home from school, Anika discovers a mysterious bird on the banks of the Singapore river.
The 8 year old little girl, with the complicity of the saved bird, helps us discover the customs of everyday life of this close-to-nature town country while she discovers the meaning of true friendship herself.
The exceptional illustrations support the story through collage and gouche.
Anika’s story takes us ona cultural journey. The Glossary explains to us some interesting details of life in Asia.
5 Keywords (other than themes): food, landmarks, bird, freedom, helpful
Brief Review (in under 50 words): A slightly exotic version of Singapore, and a few factual errors in the glossary.
Where to buy or borrow (if available): National Library Board, Singapore
ISBN Number (if available): 978-999-63-5973-6
Submitted by (could be your preferred name, including pen name): Moses