Title of Picture Book: Pip’s Garden
Author: Lorraine Tan
Illustrator: Lorraine Tan
Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Straits Times Press, Singapore
Publisher’s Blurb: Pip is an ordinary boy who likes gardening. Unfortnately nothing ordinary ever grows in Pip’s garden.
Join Pip as he journeys across towers of bushes and pebble hills to discover that sometimes, being different may be the best gift one could ever have.
5 Keywords (other than themes): puns, plants, robots, gardening, imagination
Brief Review (in under 50 words): Fun play of words in the illustrations.
Where to buy or borrow (if available): NLB, Singapore
ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-4266-38-3
Submitted by (could be your preferred name, including pen name): Moses
Title of Picture Book: The Robot in My Playground
Author: Pauline Loh
Illustrator: Avina Tan
Publisher and Country: Epigram Books, Singapore
Publisher’s Blurb: Lucas loves robots. Especially the robot in the playground near his house. How he wishes that the robot would come to life. And after a big storm, it does!
They forge a friendship that will have a deep impact on Lucas for years to come.
5 Keywords (other than themes): friendship, robots, science fiction, aliens, career choices
Brief Review (in under 50 words): This is a good book to engage children in conversations about friendship, relocation and career choices. However, on a less serious note – it is good simply for a fun read. The artwork is rich and colourful.
Read about how 2 illustrators ‘fought over’ the book! https://paulineltl.wordpress.com/2015/06/07/they-fought-over-robot-in-my-playground/
Where to buy or borrow (if available): NLB Singapore
ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-07-5583-6
Submitted by Pauline Loh