List: Little Backyard Tales of MacRitchie

Title of Picture Book: Little Backyard Tales of MacRitchie

Author: Various (see blurb)

Illustrator: Various (see blurb)

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Raffles Institution, Singapore

Publisher’s Blurb: Can a clueless owl find a Tembusu tree to build his nest in? Will Froggie discover his talent in time for the talent show? Will tow unlikely friends, Dale and Timothy, find each other again? And, what surprising find awaits Millie and her friend at the top of the tree?

Little Backyard Tales of MacRitchie is a collection of short animal adventures in the heart of Singapore’s central Catchment Nature Reserve, which is home to an amazing diversity of life. Each forest tale was written by students of the Raffles Ecological Literacy programme to share with children the natural beauty that is MacRitchie.

5 Keywords (other than themes): animals, life cycles, reservoir, green, forest

Brief Review (in under 50 words): The 4 stories are interesting and colourfully illustrated with facts about the animals in the stories featured after each story.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-07-0359-2

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

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List: If You Play with Fire, You Get Burnt

Title of Picture Book: If You Play with Fire, You Get Burnt

Author: Rosalind Lim

Illustrator: Damien Fong

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

Publisher’s Blurb: Race took Rackey deep into the forest for some fun. When he told Rackey what they were going to do, Rackey was not thrilled. He told Race to count him out. What was wrong with Racket? Did he not want to enjoy himself?

5 Keywords (other than themes): racoons, forest, careful, wisdom, proverb

Brief Review (in under 50 words): An amusing tale (and tail) that shows the moral of the story clearly.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-07-0436-0

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

List: Why did the Pangolin Cross the Road?

Title of Picture Book: Why did the Pangolin Cross the Road

Author: Emily Lim

Illustrator: Cheng Puay Koon

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Singapore Zoological Gardens

Publisher’s Blurb: Kai and Mei stumble upon an injured Pangolin outside their school.

As the children help the poor animal to safety, it sparks off their interest in the Pangolin and why it risked its life to cross the road.

5 Keywords (other than themes): Endangered animal, forest, deforestation, zoo, go green

Brief Review (in under 50 words): Based on a true story, and with a nice twist in the end.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-09-6987-5

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