List: The Crane and the Crab

Title of Picture Book: The Crane and the Crab

Author: SR Nathan

Illustrator: Anngee Neo

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

Publisher’s Blurb: A long, long time ago in a kampong there was a ponf with plenty of fish.

But the pond soon began to dry up, and a watchful and greedy crane had an idea: He would fool the fish into thinking that he would take them to a large, sparkling lake. In the meantime, a crab who had been watching the crane had plans of his own …

Former Singapore President SR Nathan’s retelling of this wonderful folktale has a timeless message that can be enjoyed by children of all ages.

5 Keywords (other than themes): honesty, deception, vigilance, president, fable

Brief Review (in under 50 words): A simple folktale.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-07-3509-6

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

 

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List: The Runaway Who Became President

Title of Picture Book: The Runaway Who Became President – SR Nathan’s Journey of Hope

Author: Amanda Kee

Illustrator: Patrick Yee

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

Publisher’s Blurb: President SR Nathan had a difficult childhood. His father died when he was only eight years old. He was twice kicked out of school. Ashamed to face his mother, he ran away from home, begging for food and sleeping in street corners. But each time he was in need, a stranger would help him. Nathan remembered these acts of kindness and never lost hope. So when he became president, he wanted people to know that a little kindness can go a long way.


5 Keywords (other than themes): President, kindness, helpful, perseverance , history

Brief Review (in under 50 words): While a little text-heavy, it does tell an exemplary story of kindness and humility.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-170-0-606

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