School author visit
Our author Mdm Si Hoe S.S. was given the rockstar treatment at Haig Girls’ School where she made a rare appearance to talk about her book ‘The House on Palmer Road’. The teachers had used it as a ‘reader’ with their P2 cohort, so the kids were familiar with the adventures of Sing. Meeting the protagonist in real life was a much a blast for them as it was for Mdm Si Hoe and us! She came away with a bag of fan mail to which she replied to all of them personally with old fashioned hand- written letters.
Stories at the National Museum
Mdm Si-Hoe spent five weekends at the National Museum as part of its Gran’s Short Stories programme, telling tales to children and reminiscing about her childhood days. The children’s conversations and curiosity about what the older folk have to say is heart-warming. Some even stayed back on occasions to ask more questions, get an autograph and even present Mdm Si Hoe a little gift.
of Children’s Content (AFCC) 2018
Ee Waun was so chuffed to be invited to be part of a panel at the Asian Festival of Children’s Content to discuss how history can be conveyed through children’s stories. On the panel too were authors Josephine Chia and Radhika D Puri, and moderator Elaine Fong, teacher librarian at Chatsworth International School Orchard Campus.
The charm of AFCC is that we also get to meet old friends and new.