Jack Is Curious Series: Do Farts Make Old People Go Faster? (Book 4)
“My twin Aksel insisted on reading the 'fart book', as it is now called in my house. Both boys read along and corrected me when I did not get the sounds correct—hilarious! I think it will be read many more times before bedtime."
—Anna Bervander, founder of Lagom Kids
🎁Recommended for ages 3 and above
Illustrated by Chloe Chang
See the world from the inquisitive eye of a child. A perfect series for bedtime reading.
Jack is cheeky and curious and lives in an old Peranakan-style house in Singapore. He is interested in all people, especially the old people. One day he hears some odd noises while going to the supermarket with Mama. Whoooosh! Prrrahhp! Bssshhh! He then sees old people zooming forward. What is happening? Mama explains he is hearing gas escaping...and that gives Jack an idea.
Mama’s unconventional approach to her son’s curious nature will tickle readers young and old.
About the Author
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.
About the Illustrator
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.
Praise for the series
"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
"I love her series, the illustration is very pretty and attractive…The story is very meaningful and it teaches children things we don’t really touch on."
—Sato, kindergarten teacher, Mindchamps @ Raffles Town Club.
"At the parent-teacher meeting, the teacher told me that the children loved the books. Easy to read on their own and the illustrations are very well done. After reading the children kept asking if they would grow old and what would happen to them."
—Adeline Tan, mother of a 5-year-old son and illustrator
"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!"
Size: 200mm x 200mm
Published: September 2019