Monday, November 14, 2022

KIDLIT SG NEW BOOKS 2022 _____ Presenting MARKY POLO IN SINGAPORE by Emily Lim-Leh and Nicholas Liem, featuring some augmented reality bits to wow kids

NOTE: This post is part of my blog series to celebrate SG kidlit titles released in 2022. More info about this showcase here. All the featured books and authors can be found here


Emily Lim-Leh and Nicholas Liem are the creators of Marky Polo in Singapore, the 3rd book in their Marky Polo’s Travels children’s book series, which comes with augmented reality features.

Emily is a multi-award-winning author of over 40 children’s books. Her inspiration for Marky Polo’s Travels series came from her 11-year-old son. Her inspiration for Marky Polo in Singapore came from a staycation in Chinatown where she rediscovered Singapore and found the ending to the story. Emily blogs at

Nicholas Liem is an award-winning comics book artist who is also architecturally trained. His expertise in these areas contributed to the architecturally true-to-life illustrations combined with humorous comic book elements. Nicholas took his 4-year-old and 8-year-old children to every location featured in this story to get a better perspective and personal point of view for his drawings. It also gave him and his family the opportunity to rediscover Singapore.

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