Jack is Curious: Why Do You Always Say No? (Book 5)
- About the Author & Illustrator
🎁Recommended for ages 3 and above
Jack is a cheeky and curious boy who lives in sunny Singapore. During a trip to England to visit his grandmother, Jack is drawn to the fireplace, having never seen one before. As he goes to touch the dancing flames, Mama stops him with a firm "No!"—which makes Jack very unhappy. "Why do you always say no?" Jack asks. Mama replies like she usually does--unconventionally.
"Very fresh and very personal. A mother sharing secrets with her son—and with the reader at the same time."
—James Lee, author of the bestselling Mr Midnight and Mr Mystery series
"I love her series, the illustration is very pretty and attractive…The story is very meaningful and it teaches children things we don’t really touch on."
—Sato, kindergarten teacher, Mindchamps @ Raffles Town Club.
“My twin Aksel insisted on reading the 'fart book', as it is now called in my house. Both boys read along and corrected me when I did not get the sounds correct—hilarious! I think it will be read many more times before bedtime."
—Anna Bervander, founder of Lagom Kids
"At the parent-teacher meeting, the teacher told me that the children loved the books. Easy to read on their own and the illustrations are very well done. After reading the children kept asking if they would grow old and what would happen to them."
—Adeline Tan, mother of a 5-year-old son and illustrator
"Jai loved it the first time I read to him. He saw himself (only child, loves trains and TV) and asked me to read Will I Grow Old? the second night because he loves tickles too!... A beautiful series for bonding at bedtime."
—Bao Poh Yin Eng, co-founder of Lagom Kids
Linda Locke is a former advertising executive and the co-author of Agnes and Her Amazing Orchid, a picture book about the creator of Singapore's National Flower, the Vanda Miss Joaquim. She is also the author of the Jack Is Curious series about her son. Linda was previously a chief executive and creative director of Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising, and chairman and regional creative director of Leo Burnett Advertising, and has more than 300 creative awards to her name. She later started her own consultancy, Godmother Pte Ltd, and held several key positions at Club21, a luxury fashion distributor. She now serves on the board of two companies.
Chloe Chang is an illustrator and animator based in Singapore. She graduated in 2016 with a bachelor of fine arts in digital animation from Nanyang Technological University. Chloe is currently working as an animator for PaperplaneCo and illustrates children's books in her free time. Jack Is Curious is her first picture book series.
Cover Type: Paperback
Page Count: 28
Year Published: 2021
Size: 200mm x 200mm