Yaya the Double-Decker Bus (Book 1)
- About the Author
- About the Illustrator
🎁Recommended for ages 3 and above
Really Wheelie Buddies is a board book series to introduce the little ones to Singapore phrases through commonly seen vehicles on our roads.
In this first book, Yaya the double-decker bus thinks he’s the best bus in the whole of Singapore. He’s tall, handsome and fast. Surely no other bus compares! But when his friend Shorty challenges him, Yaya is in for a surprise...
Format: Board book
Size: 125mm x 155mm
Published: July 2019
Ng Swee San has written children's books (The Dragon Warrior, Ya-ya the Double-decker bus), as well as scripts for prime-time TV shows such as The Pupil (two seasons), Code of Law (the first three seasons) and Tanglin. Her other writing credits include docu-dramas Dining with Death, In Cold Blood and children’s shows Kids United, Whoopie 2 and Totally Totto.
Her first feature film screenplay, Funeral Ties, was awarded the second prize at the MDA National Scriptwriting Competition 2003 (Feature Film category). She has also been awarded three feature film scriptwriting grants by the Singapore Film Commission. Her first full-length play, Marriage of Inconvenience, was staged by Theatreworks in 2004. Her subsequent plays include Sangkuriang (an adaptation of an Indonesian folktale) and Bond-age (part of the OCBC Singapore Theatre Festival 2009).
She teaches scriptwriting at the BA level and creative writing at the MA level at the Puttnam School of Film & Animation, Lasalle College of the Arts; and is the president of the Screenwriters Association (Singapore).
- Han Qingping graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a BFA in digital animation. Together with her groupmates, their thesis film, You Ci Ke, won the Best Animated Film Award at the National Youth Film Awards 2016. Now, she works as a freelance illustrator who enjoys drawing happy things, and in a pinch can replicate the call of a koel bird extremely well. Her work can be found at qphasawebsite.com.