Title of Picture Book: Chilli Padi
Author: Adeline Foo
Illustrator: Lee Kowling
Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Ethos Books, Singapore
Publisher’s Blurb: Puteh has a new friend, Itam, a kitchen help adopted by Puteh’s grandmother. The two children find themselves in trouble when they get into a fight in the kitchen. Itam is punished for Puteh’s misdeed.
Find out how Puteh redeems herself with her new friend, by using the magic of her beaded slippers. A tale of friendship and loyalty, join Puteh and Itam on their kitchen adventure and discover a quirky side to the Peranakans, through their food heritage.
5 Keywords (other than themes): festivals, heritage, forgiveness, food, adoption
Brief Review (in under 50 words): The punishment of Itam would be considered brutal by today’s standard. It might be a concern or a suitable platform for talking about this matter with a child.
Where to buy or borrow (if available): NLB, Singapore
ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-08-1328-4
Submitted by (could be your preferred name, including pen name): Moses