Karung Guni Boy
Shortlisted for Hedwig Anuar Children’s Book Award 2018
Illustrated by Eric Wong
Ming is a very creative boy who loves to make things and he would love the chance to create his fanciful inventions.
He didn’t have the money to buy the things to make his inventions, and was wondering what to do when the sound of the Karung Guni man’s car horn beeped. This gave Ming an idea: he would become Karung Guni boy and make things out of things he collected instead. So he went door-to-door to his neighbours asking for things they no longer wanted. Soon he had enough to build his machine. The grateful neighbours came to the unveiling of Ming’s invention and were delighted to see that he had built a machine that would serve as a helper for them, whenever they needed an extra hand.
About the Author
Lorraine Tan is a lecturer at the School of Humanities & Social Sciences, Ngee Ann Polytechnic. Her first children’s book, Pip’s Garden, won the First-Time Writers and Illustrations Award in 2009. In 2013, her picture book, Origami Girl, was the Singapore first prize winner for the Daekyo Eye Level Children’s Literature Award.
About the Illustrator:
Eric is an illustrator who takes every opportunity to deliver work that is witty and aesthetically pleasant. He is always finding and experimenting with new ways to challenge his limit.
Size: 230 x 230mm
Published: May 2016
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