Jack Is Curious: Will I Grow Old? (Book 1)
"Last night, Will I Grow Old? made it to the top of Emil’s bedtime storybook list."
—Anna Bervander, designer and mother of twin boys
🎁 Recommended for ages 3 and above
Illustrated by Chloe Chang
This charming new series views the world from the inquisitive eye of a child; each book addresses a question that could stump many a parent.
Jack is a cheeky and curious boy who lives in Singapore. One night during storytime, he notices wrinkles around Mama’s eyes and he starts to worry: “What if I don’t recognise Mama one day? Will you grow old? Will I grow old too?” he asks. Only Mama knows exactly how to answer—unconventionally.
About the Author
Linda Locke is a former advertising executive and the co-author of Agnes and Her Amazing Orchid, a picture book about the creator of Singapore's National Flower, the Vanda Miss Joaquim. She was previously a chief executive and creative director of Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising, and chairman and regional creative director of Leo Burnett Advertising, and has more than 300 creative awards to her name. She later started her own consultancy, Godmother Pte Ltd, and held several key positions at Club21, a luxury fashion distributor. She now serves on the board of two companies.
About the Illustrator
Chloe Chang is an illustrator and animator based in Singapore. She graduated in 2016 with a bachelor of fine arts in digital animation from Nanyang Technological University. Chloe has worked as an animator for PaperplaneCo and is a fulltime illustrator. She has illustrated several children’s books with local and international publishers, and her work has been shown in Singapore and Melbourne.
Praise for Will I Grow Old?
"Very fresh and very personal. A mother sharing secrets with her son—and with the reader at the same time."
—James Lee, author of the bestselling Mr Midnight and Mr Mystery series
"Paul loves the books. He can relate to the character because he has a dog and is an only child. Also, he loves the illustrations and how the story is interpreted, like how the beard is overflowing everywhere."
—Adeline Tan, illustrator and mother of a 5-year-old son
"Jai loved it the first time I read to him. He saw himself (only child, loves trains and TV) and asked me to read Will I Grow Old? the second night because he loves tickles too!"
"T found one hair growing on his leg the other day. He excitedly came to me to say I am growing old like dad."
Size: 200mm x 200mm
Published: October 2018