List: David’s Story

Title of Picture Book: David’s Story

Author: Mary M

Illustrator: Karen Lesslar

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

Publisher’s Blurb: “In a sense, David’s Story is not about death – it is about life, love and the living. The story shows us how we can lean to manage death and how one bad experience should not make us stumble. Instead, we should learn to be strong and to pick ourselves up.

This story is also about parenting, family bonding and how a family can grow together. Indeed, this may be a short storybook but it is big on teaching us values such as resilience, responsibility and caring for others. It has also taught me about growing up and learning to move on. David’s Story will stay with me for a long time.”
– Dr Jessica Leong

5 Keywords (other than themes): death, grief, funeral, therapy, mother

Brief Review (in under 50 words): It deals with a sensitive topic in a fairly straight forward manner.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-4668-47-7

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

List: Emily the Duckling

Title of Picture Book: Emily the Duckling says “Humph!”

Author: Ka Lim

Illustrator: Ka Lim

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): SNP International

Publisher’s Blurb: Emily is a cheerful duckling and just part of a happy family, but, like the rest of us, she sometimes gets a little frustrated (“Humph!”).

In this simple tale for young children lies a powerful and timeless message for all ages about acceptance and the willingness to take positive action.

5 Keywords (other than themes): complaining, acceptance, positive, mother, siblings

Brief Review (in under 50 words): An interesting way to talk about being grumpy instead of having a cheerful and positive disposition.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-248-134-4

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

List: The Nightingale Who Couldn’t Sing

Title of Picture Book: The Nightingale Wh Couldn’t Sing

Author: Angie Featherstone

Illustrator: Stephanie Wong

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

Publisher’s Blurb: Ring! Ring! Quark! Quark!

Thats not the sound of a nightingale’s song. But no matter how hard Holly tried, she just couldn’t seem to sing as well as her brothers and sisters!

So poor Holly ran away until Mummy found her and showed her something more important than singing a beautiful song.

5 Keywords (other than themes): acceptance, talent, identity, birds, mother

Brief Review (in under 50 words): A simple and colourful story.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-07-2618-8

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

Listing: Writing a Diary with Mum

FullSizeRender 4Title of Picture Book: Timmy and Tammy – Writing a Diary with Mum

Author: Ruth Wan-Lau

Illustrator: Eliz Ong

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

Publisher’s Blurb: Timmy and Tammy are curious about Mum’s diary. What will they learn and could they start diaries of their own?

Join Timmy and Tammy as they explore and learn. Practice reading skills and celebrate family values at the same time!

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5 Keywords (other than themes): writing, biscuits, siblings, mother, reader

Brief Review (in under 50 words): The text is clear and the illustrations colourful. A simple narrative about the children learning about diary keeping from their mother. Heartwarming albeit not a very exciting story.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-47-6515-2

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