Make Animals Great Again and Other Creature Campaigns
Shortlisted for the 2020 Singapore Book Awards (Best Middle-Grade/Young Adult Title)
Illustrated by Gracie Chai
🎁Recommended for ages 9 and above
The older animals of Singapore are worried about the deteriorating values of the Next Generation. So the Animal Council is convened and it is agreed that a new leader is needed. But who will they choose?
Some animals think leadership should be inherited (Horseshoe Crab says he is literally blue-blooded, so he should lead!), but many disagree. So a competition is held, and the insects send Weaver Ant, who thinks she can win based on strength. Other critters also step up and make all sorts of campaign promises to the kingdom. The birds send Parakeet, who just parrots the ideas of others. Will the Animal Council pick the right leader?
Make Animals Great Again follows the hilarious The Great Singapore Poo Sale, featuring the same cheeky animals of Singapore. The first book has been called “fascinating and endearing” and sold out its first print run.
About the Author
Maureen Yeo teaches English, Literature and life skills by introducing her students to Roald Dahl’s great principle: “A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.” When not working, she seeks out adventures at home and abroad, especially wildlife encounters.
About the Illustrator
Gracie Chai is a self-taught illustrator and artist who has dabbled in textile fabrication and clothes making, selling her handmade dresses and accessories around the world. She has now returned to illustration—her first artistic passion.
Praise for The Great Singapore Poo Sale
“The story is fascinating and endearing. The author has so beautifully weaved in wonderful messages into the story and I believe the book can foster children’s compassion for animals and nature to be more appreciative of them. Both children and adults would love reading this!”
—Jayaprakash Bojan, National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2017
“Sure to keep children and adults educated on conservation!”
—Daryl Yeo, Nature Photographic Society, Singapore
Size: 220mm x 170mm
Published: October 2019