- About the Author & Illustrator
🎁Recommended for ages 3 and above
A long, long time ago in a kampong, there was a pond with plenty of fish.
But the pond soon begins to dry up, and a watchful and greedy crane has an idea: He fools the fish into thinking that he will bring them to a large, sparkling lake. In the meantime, a crab who has been watching the crane has plans of his own…
Illustrated with engaging artwork, former Singapore President SR Nathan’s retelling of this wonderful folktale has a timeless message that can be enjoyed by children of all ages.
SR Nathan served as President of Singapore from 1999 to 2011. Mr Nathan previously held key positions in government, and has been High Commissioner to Malaysia as well as Ambassador to the United States. He is currently a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Institute of South East Asian Affairs.
Anngee Neo is a Singaporean illustrator who works predominantly in the digital medium to create illustrations with an emphasis on storytelling and characterisation that have been described as quirky, surreal and whimsical.
Clients includes HP, SJ50 Matsuri, The National Art Gallery Singapore, Singapore Cable Car and GAP. She is also the illustrator of several books, including The Phantom of Oxley Castle, The Crane and the Crab and The Rock and the Bird, which won the Hedwig Anuar Children’s Book Award and a Singapore Book Award.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 32
Year Published: 2013
Size: 210mm x 260mm