Heritage Picture Book Bundle
- About the Author & Illustrator
🎁Recommended for ages 3 and above
Follow Nora and Adi to the beach in The Amazing Sarong, walk with Xiaoming as he delivers a batch of ang ku kueh in The Incredible Basket, visit Asha's new home in The Brilliant Oil Lamp, and finally, celebrate Simon's birthday with The Marvellous Sugee Cake!
The Amazing Sarong (Look inside the book):
Isn’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.
The Incredible Basket (Look inside the book):
A beautiful Chinese wedding basket is used in myriad ways. Xiaoming delivers a batch of ang ku kueh with the basket, then fashions it into a prop for a lion dance. When the sun beats down on him, he repurposes the basket's cover as a hat! At home in a second-floor shophouse, the basket is attached to a rope to pass a comic book and a bowl of noodles. Oh, how creative of Xiaoming!
The Brilliant Oil Lamp (Look inside the book):
Join Asha and her friends as she moves from her cosy shophouse to a housing estate in Toa Payoh. The buildings are tall, the apartments are new. Asha's home even has electric lights! Her family begins the rites of blessing for their new home using a beautiful oil lamp. Suddenly, the power is cut and everything goes dark. But Asha has an idea—why not share the lamp's light with their new neighbours? The children also have fun with shadow play, and even light sparklers with the lamp. See how one brilliant light brings new and old friends together.
The Marvellous Sugee Cake (Look inside the book):
On Simon’s seventh birthday, sugee cake promises to be more than just a birthday treat—it brings together family and friends.
Simon’s family always makes sugee cake on special occasions. And today is one of those days. It’s Simon’s seventh birthday! He can’t wait to bite into a slice. But when Simon sits down to enjoy his treat, things don’t go as planned. Or so it seems, for unbeknown to Simon, his friends and family have been planning a birthday surprise for him—one that involves a marvellous sugee cake!
A homage to sugee cake that vows to entertain readers as they follow the adventures of Simon and his friends.
- Quek Hong Shin is a freelance illustrator who has illustrated several picture books including The Amazing Sarong, The Incredible Basket, The Brilliant Oil Lamp, Inuka, Lolly’s Secret and the Ahoy, Navy! series for the Republic of Singapore Navy’s fiftieth anniversary. The Amazing Sarong—the first book he wrote and illustrated—was shortlisted for Best Children’s Title at the 2016 Singapore Book Awards, and the 2018 Hedwig Anuar Children’s Book Award. The Incredible Basket won the 2019 Singapore Book Awards for Best Children’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.
Size: 225mm x 153mm