Suka-Suka the Cement Truck (Book 3)
- About the Author & Illustrator
🎁 Recommended for ages 3 and above
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Suka-Suka has an important job: he helps to build roads, pavements and more. Just like baking, mixing cement involves combining the right ingredients in the right quantity. But Suka-Suka doesn't think instructions are necessary at all—he prefers to mix the ingredients however he likes, which leads to a path of unintended destruction! Suka-Suka realises his suka-suka ways have negative consequences not just for himself, but others too. That, perhaps, he can't just do whatever he likes all the time and should learn to be more responsible. Suka-Suka the Cement Truck is the third book in the Really Wheelie Buddies series that introduces the little ones to Singaporean phrases through commonly seen vehicles on our roads.
Ng Swee San has written children's books (Chop-Chop the Trishaw, The Dragon Warrior, Yaya 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. She 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.
Cover Type: Board Book
Page Count: 28
Year Published: 2021
Size: 125mm x 155mm