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+ Lion City Adventures / Review on Thots N Tots website
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“Unlike history and travel books, Lion City Adventures is a very interesting read. It brings a contemporary outlook to places we’ve known all our lives.
I think it’s a great book to get, not just for young travellers, but also for Singaporeans and Malaysians who want to learn more about the country.”
Brigitte Rozario, Thots N TotsIf you enjoy reading reviews of children’s books, especially those published in Malaysia and Singapore, you’ll find a real treat waiting for you at Thots N Tots, which has a terrific books section. This is a Malaysian family-focussed website founded by Brigitte Rozario, journalist and author of the popular Beebo picture book series. Brigitte wrote the Beebo stories about 20 years ago for her nephews. The books were so loved that MPH in Malaysia published them with new illustrations. We also interviewed Brigitte previously here.
+ Lion City Adventures / Don Bosco interview on Kitaab
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“But children eventually outgrow their younger selves. When they’re older and they look back, they’ll treasure the books that provided them with kind insights and sincere companionship. They’ll appreciate authors who explain the tricky bits of life in an honest and non-judgmental way — like what JK Rowling managed to do with her Harry Potter series. And that’s how certain titles become classics. They’re educational like that.
Which is why when I work on my books, I remind myself that I’m not writing for children, I’m really writing for future adults.”
Don BoscoThanks to Felicia Low-Jimenez for putting this interview together. She’s 50% of the famous writing duo AJ Low, the other 50% is her husband Adan Jiminez, and they’re loved all over Singapore and some other parts of the world for writing the awesomely funny Sherlock Sam middle grade fiction series. Felicia asked some very good questions, which kept me up late at night as I thought about them and tried to express myself as clearly and honestly as I could. You can check out Felicia's books here. Kitaab is a website that explores all sorts of Asian literature in English, read their articles here.
+ Lion City Adventures / Kind tweet by Balestier Press
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+ Lots more updates coming. Including a series of interviews with writers, illustrators and publishers I met at the recent Asian Festival of Children’s Content. Keep writing, keep believing in your talent.
And whatever your dream, dream bigger!