The Little Singapore Book is a fresh take on the story of Singapore and its people, from the old kingdom of Temasek to the present day. The book introduces young readers to our history and culture through vibrant narrative and vivid illustrations packed with fascinating detail.
Meet samsui women, coolies and cattle farmers, and discover how neighbourhoods like Chinatown and Kampong Glam came into being. Did you know that Serangoon used to have cattle farmland or that there was a real fort that once stood at Fort Road?
The Little Singapore Book also contains fun activities and projects to make this journey of discovery exciting for little book lovers. It is accompanied by a website www.littlesingaporebook.com with more stories and activities to support parents, teachers and even the little bookworms themselves.
Joyceline See Tully has worked in publishing for the past 20 years. She has edited food and travel magazines in Singapore and Malaysia, and is the co-author of The Little Singapore Book, Tricks & Treats… and Other Childhood Tales, and Heritage Feasts. Joy wrote Attack at the Mall and The Runaway Car for SGSecure’s outreach programme for primary schools in Singapore. She is currently working on her next children’s book.
A food and travel journalist of 30 years, Sim Ee Waun is more recently a published children’s book author. Her books include The Little Singapore Book, The House on Palmer Road and its sequel The House on Silat Road, all delving into Singapore’s history. She holds a BA (Hons) in English Language & Literature and an MA in International Journalism.
Diane Ng Rose is a graphic designer and illustrator with a Visual Communications Diploma awarded by Temasek Polytechnic School of Design. She worked in publishing for several years before deciding to concentrate on her first love, illustrating.