List: Afternoon Tea at Raffles Hotel Singapore

Title of Picture Book: Afternoon Tea at Raffles Hotel Singapre

Author: Fleur Vella-Chang

Illustrator: Fleur Vella-Chang

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

Publisher’s Blurb: What do the animals at the Singapore Zoo do on their day off? They meet foe tea at Raffles, of course.

Each illustration in this board book represents an important landmark or icon of Singapore. For example, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Jurong Bird Park, Shophouses in Joo Chiat, etc.

5 Keywords (other than themes): Singapore, animals, rhymes, friends, landmark

Brief Review (in under 50 words): Vibrant illustrations and simple rhymes.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-09-8566-0

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


List: Pittodrie Pirates – What’s a Blue Furry?


Title: Pittodrie Pirates: What’s a Blue Furry? (Book 1)

Author: Lynette Morrison

Illustrator: Lee Kowling

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Amour Publishing, Singapore

Publisher’s Blurb: The young pirates of Pittodrie love to sing, dance, play and make friends. In the first book of their travels, they sail to the mysterious Glenelg Island and meet the delightful Blue Furry and the ominous Purple Spike. But are these creatures really what they seem? Find out with your children in this new series of courage, friendship and adventure.

Brief Review: This is the 1st book of 4 books where it takes the reader on an fun filled adventure with 5 pirates siblings in the islands near their home. The adventures sparkle imaginative play amongst the children.

5 Key Words: Courage, Pirates, Songs, Siblings, Mission

Where to Buy or Borrow (if available): NLB Singapore

ISBN: 978-981-4413-69-5

Submitted by: Jo Chia

List: The Missing Mouse


photo-22-4-17-4-59-37-pm.jpgTitle: The Missing Mouse

Author: Melissa Viswani

Illustrator: Darel Seow

Publisher: Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore

Publisher’s Blurb: Ganesha and his magical mouse are best friends. But one day, Mr Mouse goes missing! What will Ganesha do?

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Quick Review: A delightful introduction to artefacts from India, Malaysia, China, and Indonesia which can be found in the Asian Civilisation Museum.

5 Key Words: Friends, History, Food, Asia, Museum

Where to Buy or Borrow (if available): Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore

ISBN: 978-981-09-5198-6

List: Scamper and the One-Dollar Note


Photo 22-4-17, 4 58 40 PMTitle: Scamper and the One-Dollar Note

Author: Mabelle Yeo Hui Leng

Illustrator: MaryAnn Loo

Publisher: Armour Publishing, Singapore

Publisher’s Blurb: Scamper’s human friend brings him to the coffee shop to buy some food. It is a trip like any other, until a one-dollar note falls out of her pocket and Scamper leaps into action to get it back. But a young boy picks it up and spends it before Scamper can reach it, and so our adventurous blue budgie follows the note as it falls into the hands of one resident after another. Will he be able to retrieve the note? And what stories would he tell of its travel?

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Quick Review: The nostalgic setting of the story introduces the readers to Singapore in the 80’s and before, including some local terms. The whole story was written in rhyme which did not work well with me.

5 Key Words: Pet, History, Food, Money, Friends

Where to Buy or Borrow (if available): NLB Singapore

ISBN: 978-981-4461-82-5