Title of Picture Book: Harry Straw Hat
Author: Serene Wee
Illustrator: Conrad Raquel
Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Scholastic Malaysia
Publisher’s Blurb: “It’s old and tatty. Shall we throw it away?”
Harry Straw Hat can hardly believe his ears. Was this his family talking – the family that once treasured him and now wants to throw him away?
Feeling unloved and unwanted, he begs Old Man Wind to whisk him away. The wind obliges, and suddenly Harry is up, sailing through the sky where he feels free!
But Old Boss Wind decides to change his mind and change the course of Harry’s life. Youngsters will delight in the gentle conclusion when Harry realises that home is where he belongs after all.
5 Keywords (other than themes): communication, love, adventure, family, rhyme
Brief Review (in under 50 words): Written in rhymes. Author is from Singapore and illustrator from the Philippines.
Where to buy or borrow (if available): NLB, Singapore
ISBN Number (if available): 978-983-9604-09-2
Submitted by (could be your preferred name, including pen name): Moses