The Churki-Burki Book of Rhyme

Title of Picture Book: The Churki-Burki Book of Rhymes

Author: Gita Wolf

Illustrator: Durga Bai

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Tara Books, India

Publisher’s Blurb: Meet Churki and Burki, the rhyming sisters, and spend a day with them in their village, playing and singing songs.
Adapted from the Gond artist Durga Bai’s rendering of her own childhood in her village Patangahr, this is a merry take of fun and rhyme.

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

5 Keywords (other than themes): village, drawings, rhymes, games, sisters

Brief Review (in under 50 words): Unusual style of drawings.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-93-80340-06-7

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

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An Elephant in the Room

Title of Picture Book: An Elephant in the Room

Author: Shamini Mahadevan Flint

Illustrator: Mariann Johansen-Ellis

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

Publisher’s Blurb: The elephants have had a wonderful day playing and partying but now it’s time for bed ….

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

5 Keywords (other than themes): rhymes, routines, animals, poem, sleep

Brief Review (in under 50 words): Fun text with lovely illustrations.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-05-7813-8

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

List: Morris takes a chance

Title of Picture Book: Morris Takes A Chance

Author: Amanda Teow

Illustrator: Amanda Teow

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

Publisher’s Blurb: Morris the Mouse wakes up in the night to hear strange sounds outside his little home. What could be making all that noise?

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

5 Keywords (other than themes): rhymes, fear, mouse, animals, cat

Brief Review (in under 50 words): There’s a series of interesting rhymes in part of the story.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-4266-39-0

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

List: Harry Straw Hat

Title of Picture Book: Harry Straw Hat

Author: Serene Wee

Illustrator: Conrad Raquel

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Scholastic Malaysia

Publisher’s Blurb: “It’s old and tatty. Shall we throw it away?”

Harry Straw Hat can hardly believe his ears. Was this his family talking – the family that once treasured him and now wants to throw him away?

Feeling unloved and unwanted, he begs Old Man Wind to whisk him away. The wind obliges, and suddenly Harry is up, sailing through the sky where he feels free!

But Old Boss Wind decides to change his mind and change the course of Harry’s life. Youngsters will delight in the gentle conclusion when Harry realises that home is where he belongs after all.

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5 Keywords (other than themes): communication, love, adventure, family, rhyme

Brief Review (in under 50 words): Written in rhymes. Author is from Singapore and illustrator from the Philippines.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-983-9604-09-2

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

List: Afternoon Tea at Raffles Hotel Singapore

Title of Picture Book: Afternoon Tea at Raffles Hotel Singapre

Author: Fleur Vella-Chang

Illustrator: Fleur Vella-Chang

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

Publisher’s Blurb: What do the animals at the Singapore Zoo do on their day off? They meet foe tea at Raffles, of course.

Each illustration in this board book represents an important landmark or icon of Singapore. For example, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Jurong Bird Park, Shophouses in Joo Chiat, etc.

5 Keywords (other than themes): Singapore, animals, rhymes, friends, landmark

Brief Review (in under 50 words): Vibrant illustrations and simple rhymes.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-09-8566-0

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