I’m pleased to present new storytelling videos! Please let your children watch these dramatic readings of picture books Playtime with Ye Ye and Robot in my Playground, and please forward the link to other parents! The Little Red Helicopter Charlene and Kevin love the little red helicopter at their playground. One day, the helicopter… Continue reading Storytelling videos of children’s picture books
Updated my book wall with my two latest books, Lion Boy and Drummer Girl and Jade’s Quest for Her Heritage. Lion Boy and Drummer Girl was published in 2017 while Jade’s Quest was published in August this year. Thanks to a talk in Singapore Chinese Girls’ School, I was finally spurred to revisit my woefully… Continue reading Book Wall
Ryan the Playground Expert spoke to a group of job-seeking undergrads. A non-profit organisation called Talent Link invited me to speak to a group of undergrads on the topic of “Do a job you love over a job you can do”. As I am a local children’s book author, the best way to introduce myself… Continue reading Ryan a Career Counsellor?
Had to add two new books Shaped for a Purpose and A Fighting Chance. I liked my previous collage, but every time I needed to add a new book, I had to go find all the previous books to snap a photo. So I have decided to change to this linear (boring) style, so I can… Continue reading Added New Books
I'm thankful for the full turnout at the Playtime with Ye Ye storytelling at Imagine Native-Creative Fest for Kids at S.E.A. Aquarium on 5 June. There were more than 50 children in the room! We didn't have enough paper, pencils and colour pencils! A big batch of students in familiar yellow 'TYS' t-shirts attended. Well, TOUCH… Continue reading Playtime with Ye Ye @Imagine Native-Creative Fest
Updated my slides for Author Talk at Imagine|Native! at S.E.A. Aquarium on June 5. I am grateful to God for His blessings and thankful for the support of the reading and publishing community for these acknowledgements. Please join my illustrator Haw Shing Yee and me at S.E.A. Aquarium on June 5, from 1:15 to 2:45 pm!
Honoured that Ryan the Playground Expert was a Best Children’s Title Finalist and Keep Calm and Mother On was a Best Non-Fiction Title Finalist. Best Children’s Title Finalist really belongs to the artist of the book, Ong Sheng Hua! Together, we want to dedicate the placing to Ansel Abraham Lim, who inspired the story Ryan the Playground Expert. Best… Continue reading Singapore Book Awards 2016
Ryan the Playground Expert has been shortlisted for Best Children's Title and Keep Calm And Mother On: 21 Stories From Mothers With Children Aged 1 To 21 has been shortlisted for Best Non-Fiction Title in Singapore Book Awards 2016.
My apologies, Ryan the Playground Expert, you too won a second prize in Samsung KidsTime Author's Award. Ryan was inspired by my real-life friend, 17-year-old Ansel Lim. Ryan has gone out into the world and he influences different people different ways, according to their situations. Does he represent an indomitable spirit? Inexplicable joy in the… Continue reading Ryan the Playground Expert won in SKTAA
A happy coincidence! I usually show this slide as part of my Assembly Talk for Not In the Stars. It shows my children's picture book Ryan the Playground Expert and how the character Ryan was inspired by a real life boy called Ansel Lim. It was only after the Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Primary School Assembly Talk ended… Continue reading Author Visit @Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Primary School