List: when Grandma Sees a Whirlpool

Title of Picture Book: When Grandma Sees a Whirlpool

Author: Denise Au Eong

Illustrator: Eliz Ong

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

Publisher’s Blurb: Grandma’s eye has gone wonky and Julian is worried. He wants Grandma to get well and to see clearly again.
Turn the pages to find out how Julian discovers what is wrong with Grandma’s eye and how a visit to the eye doctor changes the lifestyles of Julian and his family.

This beautifully illustrated and easy-to-understand book is written with the intention to raise the awareness of age-related macular degeneration or AMD from an early age through storytelling. Although AMD is the most common cause of blindness in developed countries, the awareness of this condition in the community is low. A greater understanding of AMD and its risk factors can encourage people to lead healthier lifestyles that can potentially decrease the chances of developing AMD in later life. The authors hope that this book will go some way to help fight blindness from this sight-threatening disease.

5 Keywords (other than themes): eye, disease, ageing, doctor, grandparents, health

Brief Review (in under 50 words): A fairly plain and detailed narrative of going for an eye-examination for AMD. Interesting but could also be overly information heavy. All the same, helpful for encouraging a healthier lifestyle, for young and old.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-07-6119-6

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

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List: Brave Maeve

Title of Picture Book: Brave Maeve

Author: Joanne Poon

Illustrator: Liew Hooi Yin

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

Publisher’s Blurb: Maeve is a little girl who becomes very sick when a poisonous stone grows in her body. Her mummy and daddy bring her to special doctors who put good soldiers into her through secret tunnels to destroy the stone.

Maeve is very brave. She prepares for war with the stone and its bad soldiers. She fights the battle courageously.

Hurrah for Brave Maeve.

5 Keywords (other than themes): chemotherapy, lymphoma, cancer, hospital, health

Brief Review (in under 50 words): “This wonderful book is excellent in both words and illustrations. It will be very helpful to children and families, and cheer on many brave little kids going through similar battles.” – Dr Quah, Oncologist

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-4189-43-9

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

List: The Great Hospital Adventure in Space

Title of Picture Book: The Great Hospital Adventure in Space

Author: Serene Ng

Illustrator: Serene Ng

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

Publisher’s Blurb: Dinoboy is scared of going to the hospital. He does not want Mum and Dad to leave. But he soon discovers there is nothing to be afraid of. In fact, an adventure awaits …

5 Keywords (other than themes): doctor, health, hospital, courage, imagination

Brief Review (in under 50 words): An imaginative tale to talk about visits to the hospital.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 979-981-17-0082-8

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

List: I Have Constipation!

Title of Picture Book: Chicken Cha Cha – I Have Constipation!

Author: Anna Phang

Illustrator: Debbi P.

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

Publisher’s Blurb: Chicken Cha Cha is unwell, to be precise, he is suffering from constipation! Sofie and Fi Fi brainstorm ways to help solve his embarrassing problem. What creative ways can you come up with?

From author Anna Phang and illustrator Debbi P., comes this effervescent character – Chicken Cha Cha. The story is told using catchy dialogues and lively illustrations – perfect for reading aloud and role-playing.

Prepare to fall love with these adorable characters as they brave through a series of adventures with their ingenious ideas.

5 Keywords (other than themes): health, toilet, cute, witty, diet

Brief Review (in under 50 words): The illustration are cute and attractive, making this a good conversation starter about having a healthy lifestyle.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-07-7689-3

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