Wednesday, October 30, 2019

GREAT KIDLIT SHOWCASE 2019 _____ Meet Idayu Hussain, she wrote a bilingual book that’s funny and delicious

Time for holiday reading! To celebrate 8 years of Super Cool Books, I’ll be featuring a mega list of fellow kidlit writers and illustrators both from Singapore and beyond. New interviews every week. Do introduce their books to some young readers in your life! Latest updates here.

Idayu Hussain

Types of kidlit books
Picture books

Total kidlit books published

Selected titles
Ummi, What Are You Reading? (Idayu Hussain), Kuih Yang Mana Satu?/ Which Kuih? (Ungu Pen)

Describe your style 
Islamic, bilingual

How did you get started?
I wanted to write books with topics that have yet to be published.

Where do you get story ideas?
I observed for gaps in the children's literature that I thought I could fill.

Pick one book of yours that kids should read
Kuih Yang Mana Satu? It's unique, it's local, it's funny and it's 'delicious'!

Tip for parents, how to help kids enjoy reading
Be a role model! Bring them to the library often!

Tip for aspiring kidlit writers
Get out of your comfort zone and start writing!

Your big wish for kidlit publishing next year (2020)?
More local bilingual books and Islamically-themed picture books for the global audience.


The updated list here

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