- About the Author & Illustrator
In this illustrated ode to books and reading, literacy and libraries are promoted and celebrated. A little tree and a little boy form a friendship over their love of books. In time, the tree is adorned with every book the little boy reads to the tree. Soon, a whole community of people can enjoy the magnificent tree of spectacular books. But with time, both the tree and the boy grow older. Now the boy is an old man and must say goodbye. What is to become of the grand old tree?
Dr Khoo Kim Choo is a pioneer in the field of early childhood development and education in Singapore. For over 35 years, she has been involved in various educational roles, helping governments, voluntary welfare groups and international non-government organisations, both locally and abroad. She has also taught at a number of universities. Dr Khoo is the Founder of Preschool for Multiple Intelligences. She is the author of three children’s poetry books: House by the Woods, Going Downtown and Whose Cat is That?
Tran Dac Trung is a Vietnamese national who has illustrated for various children's books in Asia and Europe, including Lions Can Fly for the Republic of Singapore Air Force and a picture book for the Ministry of Health's campaign to promote awareness for life care issues. He is also an artist and administrator for the Band of Doodlers (a social art group with more than 500 voluntary members specialising in visual art) where he has conducted drawing workshops for underprivileged children. You can view his portfolio at www.dactrungart.com.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 32
Size: 210mm x 260mm