Title of Picture Book: Ryan the Playground Expert
Author: Pauline Loh
Illustrator: Ong Sheng Hua
Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Straits Times Press, Singapore
Publisher’s Blurb: Ryan has muscular dystrophy. But it does not stop him from pursuing his grand dream. Ryan wants to visit all the playgrounds in his country! Ryan takes pictures and notes for his playground project. Very soon, Ryan becomes a playground expert and gets to design the perfect playground!
5 Keywords (other than themes): Passion for life, overcoming adversity, muscular dystrophy, special needs, playground.
Brief Review (in under 50 words): Singapore Book Awards (2016) Best Children’s Title Finalist. 2nd prize in Samsung KidsTime Author Award 2015.
This book is ideal for talking with children about special needs and chronic health conditions like muscular dystrophy. Parents and teachers can also use this book to explore with children about their passions.
Where to buy or borrow (if available): NLB Singapore
ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-4342-47-6
Submitted by Pauline Loh