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The Amazing Sarong


PART OF Heritage Picture Book SERIES
Publisher: Epigram Books
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  • About the Author & Illustrator
  • 🎁Recommended for ages 3 and above
    Also available in Chinese, Malay and Tamil!

    Shortlisted for Hedwig Anuar Children’s Book Award 2018
    Shortlisted for Best Children's Title for Singapore Book Awards 2016

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    Isn’t a sarong just a boring big piece of cloth? What can be so amazing about it? Nora and Adi are about to go to the beach when their mother takes off her baby sling and hands it to the two children. They discover that there is more than meets the eye to this seemingly ordinary sarong. Join Nora and Adi as they go on a playful day out and discover what unexpected fun, joy and new encounters the sarong can bring. 

  • “[A] quiet, gentle book….the illustrations are vibrant and energetic, and The Preschooler asks me to read it over and over again.”
    – Pooja Makhijani, Notabilia

  • Quek Hong Shin is a freelance illustrator who has illustrated several picture books including The Marvellous Sugee CakeThe Amazing SarongThe Incredible BasketThe Brilliant Oil LampInukaLolly’s Secret and the Ahoy, Navy! series for the Republic of Singapore Navy’s fiftieth anniversary. The Amazing Sarong—the first book he wrote and illustrated—was shortlisted for Best Children’s Title at the 2016 Singapore Book Awards, and the 2018 Hedwig Anuar Children’s Book Award. The Incredible Basket won the 2019 Singapore Book Awards for Best Children’s Picture Book. Hong Shin conducts workshops for primary-school children and is an advocate for Superhero Me, an inclusive arts movement for children with special needs. He promotes local culture to the young through his works and storytelling.

ISBN: 9789814615860 (English), 9789814615693 (Malay), 9789814615686 (Chinese), 9789814757461 (Tamil)
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 32
Year Published: 2015
Size: 210mm x 260mm