Jack Is Curious Bundle
- About the Author & Illustrator
Look inside Will I Grow Old?
Look inside Why Do People Cry When They're Happy?
Look inside Can I Hit Back at a Bully?
Look inside Do Farts Make Old People Go Faster?
Look inside Why Do You Always Say No?
Look inside Why Am I a Lonely Only?
This charming new series views the world from the inquisitive eye of a child; each book addresses a question that could stump many a parent.
Jack is a cheeky and curious boy who lives in Singapore. In Why Do People Cry When They're Happy? Jack is at the airport, where he notices some travellers crying when they are happy and others crying when they are unhappy. Aren’t tears supposed to be sad? “Why do people cry when they are happy?” he asks.
In Will I Get Old?, Jack notices wrinkles around Mama’s eyes one night during storytime, and he starts to worry: “What if I don’t recognise Mama one day? Will you grow old? Will I grow old too?” he asks.
In Can I Hit Back at a Bully?, three bullies steal Jack and his bestfriend's football and called them mean names. During taekwondo practice, Jack asks, "Can I use taekwondo to hit back at the bullies?"
In Do Farts Make Old People Go Faster?, Jack hears some odd noises while going to the supermarket with Mama. Whoooosh! Prrrahhp! Bssshhh! He then sees old people zooming forward. What is happening?
In Why Do You Always Say No?, Jack is drawn to the fireplace when he visits his grandmother in England, having never seen one before. As he goes to touch the dancing flames, Mama stops him with a firm "No!" "Why do you alway say no?" Jack asks
In Why Am I a Lonely Only?, Jack returns from school looking sad. "Why am I alone?" Jack questions.
Only Mama knows exactly how to answer—unconventionally.
"Very fresh and very personal. A mother sharing secrets with her son—and with the reader at the same time."
—James Lee, author of the bestselling Mr Midnight and Mr Mystery series
"Jai loved it the first time I read to him. He saw himself (only child, loves trains and TV) and asked me to read Will I Grow Old? the second night because he loves tickles too!"
"Can I Hit Back at a Bully? is a very good book as it teaches good values to Alexis. She is able to pick up important values like telling the truth, do not bully the weak, no fighting no matter how strong you are, and 2 wrongs do not make a right."
—K1 Mindchamps Mummy
Linda Locke is the co-author of Agnes and Her Amazing Orchid, a picture book about the creator of the Vanda Miss Joaquim, and has more than 300 creative awards to her name. She later started her own consultancy, Godmother Pte Ltd, and held several key positions at Club21.
Chloe Chang is an illustrator and animator based in Singapore. She graduated in 2016 with a bachelor of fine arts in digital animation from Nanyang Technological University. Chloe has worked as an animator for PaperplaneCo and is a fulltime illustrator. She has illustrated several children’s books with local and International publishers, and her work has been shown in Singapore and Melbourne.
Page Count: 24
Size: 200mm x 200mm