List: There Was a Peranakan Woman Who Lived in a Shoe

Title of Picture Book: There Was a Peranakan Woman Who Lived in a Shoe

Author: Gwen lee

Illustrator: Cheryl Kook

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

Publisher’s Blurb: There was a Peranakan woman
Who lived in a shoe,
She made so many nonya kueh,
She didn’t know what to do.

In this collection of nursery rhymes, Gween Lee has given these traditional favourites a Singaporean twist, blending local flavour and humour to create memorable poems, which Singaporeans of all ages can related to and enjoy.

5 Keywords (other than themes): poems, nursery rhymes, Singapore, diwali, food

Brief Review (in under 50 words): Useful for introducing poems and rhymes.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-07-7867-5

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

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List: Farrer Park

Title of Picture Book: Farrer Park – Rhyming Verses from a Singapore Childhood

Author: Ann Peters

Illustrator: Lydia Yang

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

Publisher’s Blurb: In tis charming collection of rhyming verses, Ann Peters tells the stories of her wondrous, carefree childhood in the Farrer Park neighbourhood. Embodying the spirit of the people and places in the Singapore of old, these poems are imbued with fond memories that Ann hopes to share with children of today. The poems are accompanied by lovely full-colour illustrations by Lydia Yang, a promising Singaporean artist.

5 Keywords (other than themes): poems, food, memories, grandparents, dengue

Brief Review (in under 50 words): A cheery collection of poems about delightful food and people from the past. Might just be a little challenging for younger readers but should still be fun to be read aloud with them.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-07-1676-9

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

List: Jack and Jill at Bukit Timah Hill

Title of Picture Book: Jack and Jill Up Bukit Timah Hill

Author: Gwen Lee

Illustrator: twisstii

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

Publisher’s Blurb: Jack and Jill went up the hill,
To find the Monkey Man.
Jack fell down, and claimed he was ill,
And left Jill without a plan.

In this new collection of nursery rhymes, Gwen Lee has given traditional favourites a Singaporean twist, blending local flavour and humour to create memorable poems, which Singaporeans of all ages can enjoy.


5 Keywords (other than themes): Poems, durians, Singapore, food, fun

Brief Review (in under 50 words): A delightful collection of rhymes accompanied by attractive illustrations. The original nursery rhymes and “brainy bites” of background information are found at the back of the book.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-4615-85-3

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