Sam, Sebbie and Di-Di-Di: At the Night Safari (book 1)
- About the Author & Illustrator
Sam, Sebbie, and Di-Di-Di are three siblings who love doing things together. In this book, they visit the Night Safari where they come face-to-face with deer, lions, elephants, rhinos…and a sleepy giraffe! The giraffe is asleep right on the path of the tram and no matter what the other animals do to wake him up, he just won’t budge. The siblings come up with a plan; they simply ask him politely to please move. And the giraffe does at last!
“This beautifully illustrated book captured the attention of Nathan immediately. We learnt about nocturnal animals and read about the predicament of the animals as they faced a giraffe who fell asleep in the middle of the road. Noah had fun identifying the animals and spotting the ones he saw in Bali. A good bedtime read and definitely a hit with kids who love animals.”
—Ng Ling Siew, The View from Mama's Desk
“The book narrates mostly in rhymes and is perfect for the little one to learn. We also love the part of the story where the 3 siblings plan to move a sleepy giraffe out of the tram's way. It is a good way to teach children about politeness and good manners. My little one couldn't help but pick up the book a couple of times to read as a bedtime story.”
—Sweet Day's Lifebook
“This lovely story, told in an easy rhyming style, is great for younger children as it introduces the various animals and vocabulary in the Safari.”
—Alicia Tan, Beanie N Us!
David Seow is a well-known children’s book writer and a staple on the Singapore literary scene. He is an award-winning children’s book author of 42 well-received children’s books, including The Sam, Sebbie and Di-Di-Di series, which feature his young niece and nephews as the main characters. Other titles include Alexander's Adventure Machine and The Littlest Emperor. His latest books are There's Soup on My Fly!, Blow A Kiss, If I Were a Blue Kangaroo, Race to Rio: Joseph Schooling Goes for Olympic Gold, The Royal Pub Pack: Party at the Palace and Emma’s Elephant.
Soefara Jafney is an illustrator, art director and designer. She started out in a production house, creating a clothing line, then jumped head first into the advertising industry and finally found comfort in simply producing art. Her designs and illustrations can be found online and on-site. Clients include, KFC, Jacobs, Maxis, Heineken, Nandos, The Star newspaper, Johnson’s & Johnson’s, Quaker, MILO, Nestle, Olympus, Guinness, Great Eastern among many others.
Currently, she is honing her skills in children’s book illustrations. The Sam, Sebbie and Di-Di-Di series, of books are her first children’s books.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 32
Year Published: 2013
Size: 210mm x 260mm