Painting a Tiger

Title of Picture Book: Painting a Tiger

Author: Jiao Lei

Illustrator: Xie Fang Lai

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): China

Publisher’s Blurb: (No English blurb)

English Translation from Chinese by William Su (translated name)

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

5 Keywords (other than themes): boastful, wisdom, elders, honest, bilingual

Brief Review (in under 50 words): Interesting tale.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-7-5083-5795-9

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

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Singapore’s Swordfish Attack

Title of Picture Book: Singapore’s Swordfish Attack

Author: Mohamad Salmi

Illustrator: Mohamad Salmi

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

Publisher’s Blurb: On a peaceful day, suddenly, Singapore was attacked by thousands of swordfish.
Everywhere throughout the island, many people were killed and hurt by the continuous attacks. Even soldiers were no fight for the swordfish.
What would the sultan do to stop this disaster?

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

5 Keywords (other than themes): folktale, redhill, decision making, wisdom, advise

Brief Review (in under 50 words): Well-written tale with distinct illustrations.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-967-5222-83-2

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

List: Justice Bao

Title of Picture Book: Justice Bao – The Case of the Missing Coins

Author: Catherine Khoo

Illustrator: Chen Ziyue

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

Publisher’s Blurb: Renowned for his wisdom and sense of fairness, Justice Bao was a high-ranking magistrate during the Sing Dynasty in ancient China. In The Case of the Missing Coins, Justic Bao has to decide what to do when a merchant accuses a woodcutter of stealing his money. Should he take the word of the well-dressed merchant or believe the shabby woodcutter who can barely speak for himself?

5 Keywords (other than themes): honesty, speaking up, wisdom, legend, justice

Brief Review (in under 50 words): A good way to talk about honesty and also about speaking up for others.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-07-5810-3

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

List: If You Play with Fire, You Get Burnt

Title of Picture Book: If You Play with Fire, You Get Burnt

Author: Rosalind Lim

Illustrator: Damien Fong

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

Publisher’s Blurb: Race took Rackey deep into the forest for some fun. When he told Rackey what they were going to do, Rackey was not thrilled. He told Race to count him out. What was wrong with Racket? Did he not want to enjoy himself?

5 Keywords (other than themes): racoons, forest, careful, wisdom, proverb

Brief Review (in under 50 words): An amusing tale (and tail) that shows the moral of the story clearly.

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

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-07-0436-0

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