Sunday, November 13, 2022

KIDLIT SG NEW BOOKS 2022 _____ Presenting HURRY, MURRY! by Tan Yi Lin, a delightful tale featuring a super cute sloth

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


Hello, I’m Yi Lin and the author of Hurry, Murry! As a kid, I would trawl the neighbourhood library and second-hand bookstores for tales of talking animals, globetrotting adventures, and travels to whimsical lands. Hurry, Murry! is my debut.

Murry, a sloth, is tired of being told to hurry. He's trying his best, but sloths just are not made to move fast! An excursion to the lake helps Murry discover his strengths at his own pace in a fast-moving world.

Hurry, Murry! came to me when I watched my daughters experience wakeboarding for the first time. The coach’s reminders to slow down and wait for the pull of the boat were a stark contrast to what I told my children all the time, every day: Hurry up!

Hurry, Murry! is a message to children and adults that you don’t always need to hurry to be good at something.



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