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The Amazing Sarong

PART OF Heritage Picture Book SERIES
Publisher: Epigram Books
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  • šŸŽRecommended for ages 3 and above
    Also available inĀ Chinese, Malay and Tamil!

    Shortlisted for Hedwig Anuar Childrenā€™s Book Award 2018
    Shortlisted for Best Children's Title for Singapore Book Awards 2016

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    Isnā€™t a sarong just a boring big piece of cloth? What can be so amazing about it? Nora and Adi are about to go to the beach when their mother takes off her baby sling and hands it to the two children. They discover that there is more than meets the eye to this seemingly ordinary sarong. Join Nora and Adi as they go on a playful day out and discover what unexpected fun, joy and new encounters the sarong can bring.Ā 

  • ā€œ[A] quiet, gentle bookā€¦.the illustrations are vibrant and energetic, and The Preschooler asks me to read it over and over again.ā€
    ā€“ Pooja Makhijani, Notabilia

  • Quek Hong ShinĀ is a freelance illustrator who has illustrated several picture books includingĀ The Marvellous Sugee Cake,Ā The Amazing Sarong,Ā The Incredible Basket,Ā The Brilliant Oil Lamp,Ā Inuka,Ā Lollyā€™s SecretĀ and the Ahoy, Navy! series for the Republic of Singapore Navyā€™s fiftieth anniversary.Ā The Amazing Sarongā€”the first book he wrote and illustratedā€”was shortlisted for Best Childrenā€™s Title at the 2016 Singapore Book Awards, and the 2018 Hedwig Anuar Childrenā€™s Book Award.Ā The Incredible BasketĀ won the 2019 Singapore Book Awards for Best Childrenā€™s Picture Book. Hong Shin conducts workshops for primary-school children and is an advocate for Superhero Me, an inclusive arts movement for children with special needs. He promotes local culture to the young through his works and storytelling.

ISBN: 9789814615860 (English), 9789814615693 (Malay), 9789814615686 (Chinese), 9789814757461 (Tamil)
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 32
Year Published: 2015
Size: 260mm x 210mm (P)
Language: Chinese