Franny’s Ballerina Dream

Title of Picture Book: Franny’s Ballerina Dream

Author: Tang Hanyu

Illustrator: Chua Zixin, Janice Yap

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Teamway Education Resources, Singapore

Publisher’s Blurb: “Start protecting your eyes. It’s never too late.” – Franny

We are Project FOReSIGHT, a group of students from School of Arts, Singapore (SOTA), who are currently doing a Community Problem Solving (CmPS) project on childhood myopia.

Hence, we aim to create more opportunities for both children aged 4 to 12 and their parents to be more aware of the importance of protecting their eyesight through practicing good eye care habits so that there will be a decrease in the number of children suffering from myopia in Singapore.

Theme (Self, Friends, Family, Places, Celebrations, Nature, Technology, etc): self, family, values

5 Keywords (other than themes): myopia, handphone, habits, ballet, rhyme

Brief Review (in under 50 words): Comes with notes on good and bad eye care habits.

Where to buy or borrow (if available): National Library Board, Singapore

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-11-3999-4

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

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Use Your Head

Title of Picture Book: Use Your Head

Author: Felix Cheong

Illustrator: Natassya Diana Siregar

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Straits Times Press, Singapore

Publisher’s Blurb: When young Kayden is told by his busy mother to use his head and think of something to do, he picks up his pencil to do a join-the-dots page and tumbles into a land where friendly flamingoes welcome him with, “We are never too busy for tea./ We have books laid out for three.”

Written in simple rhyming couplets that children of age four and above will enjoy reading aloud, this whimsical and charmingly-illustrated book follows Kayden and his flamingo friends up a mountain, under the sea, and off in a hot-air balloon … until Mum is ready to play with him once again.

Theme (Self, Friends, Family, Places, Celebrations, Nature, Technology, etc): self, family

5 Keywords (other than themes): animal, imagination, toy, thinking, rhyme

Brief Review (in under 50 words): Interesting story

Where to buy or borrow (if available): National Library Board, Singapore

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-47-4768-4

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

The Mermaid who became a Champion

Title of Picture Book: The Mermaid who became a Champion

Author: Yip Pin Xiu and Rohit Brijnath

Illustrator: Anngee Neo

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Straits Times Press, Singapore

Publisher’s Blurb: In 2008, a 16-year-old swimmer made hostory by winning Singapore’s first Paralympic gold. Her name: Yip Pin Xiu. How did she do it? Pin Xiu was born with Charcot Marie tooth, a disorder that leads to a progressive weakening of the muscles. Today, she has three Paralympic gold medals and a silver to her name.
In this beautifully-illustrated book, co-written with The Straits Times assistant sports editor Rohit Brijnath, Pin Xiu shares the story of her remarkable journey of how she became a champion at the Paralympic Games.

Theme (Self, Friends, Family, Places, Celebrations, Nature, Technology, etc): self, family, values

5 Keywords (other than themes): inclusive, paralympic, determination, sports, rhyme

Brief Review (in under 50 words): This inspiring story is written in rhyme, and comes with delightful illustrations.

Where to buy or borrow (if available): National Library Board, Singapore

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-47-4753-0

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

List: My Day

Title of Picture Book: My Day

Author: Lynette Thomas

Illustrator: Vincent Twardzik-Ching

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

Publisher’s Blurb: What can you see from your balcony, through your window and outside your gate?

Can you see … a school bus? the road sweeper? the karang guni man? What else happens in your day at home?

A book to stimulate conversation and language development in the preschool child.

5 Keywords (other than themes): neighbourhood, occupation, people, daily activities, rhyme

Brief Review (in under 50 words): Written in simple rhymes.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-05-9173-1

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