List: Tiny Feet Tiny Shoes

Title of Picture Book: Tiny Feet Tiny Shoes

Author: Adeline Foo

Illustrator: Beth Parrocha

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

Publisher’s Blurb: Grandma was only six years old when she witnessed the planting of a silk cotton seed in a garden. Years later, she returned to bury something in the garden, where ‘X’ marked the spot “seven steps” away from the young tree which had grown in place of the seed. Many, many years later, she was back again, staring in awe at a GIANT of the cotton tree! But try as she might, she couldn’t find ‘X’. Racing against time, she searched hard, desperate to reconnect with memories of a childhood spent in China where she had gone through both pain and joy. Just what was so precious that had been buried? Would she succeed in retracing her steps to find her treasure?

5 Keywords (other than themes): memories, history, grandparent, culture, treasure hunting

Brief Review (in under 50 words): A good springboard for talking about an unusual facet of history.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-09-9112-8

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

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List: Maddie Makes Friends

Title of Picture Book: Maddie Makes Friends

Author: Ho Lee-Ling

Illustrator: Patrick Yee

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Housing and Development Board, Singapore

Publisher’s Blurb: Maddie lived in a world of her own and was always listening to her headphones. She never smiled and hardly had friends. During Maddie’s stay with him during the school holidays, Grandfather Moon showed Maddie how to reach out and make friends in the neighbourhood.

5 Keywords (other than themes): neighbours, neighbourliness, consideration, helpfulness, grandparent

Brief Review (in under 50 words): Simple story about neighbourliness and also shows racial harmony.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-09-0309-1

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