Jack Is Curious: Why Do People Cry When They’re Happy? (Book 2)
"Vera is loving her new book. She got all “emo” when she saw Jack cried asking, why he cried?"
🎁Recommended for ages 3 and above
Illustrated by Chloe Chang
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. One day at the airport, he notices some travellers crying when they happy and others crying when they are unhappy. Aren’t tears supposed to be sad? “Why do people cry with they are happy?” he asks. Only Mama knows exactly how to answer—unconventionally.
About the Author
Linda Locke is a former advertising executive and the co-author of Agnes and Her Amazing Orchid, a picture book about the creator of Singapore's National Flower, the Vanda Miss Joaquim. She was previously a chief executive and creative director of Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising, and chairman and regional creative director of Leo Burnett Advertising, 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, a luxury fashion distributor. She now serves on the board of two companies.
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
Size: 200mm x 200mm
Published: October 2018