Really Wheelie Buddies series: Chop-Chop the Trishaw (Book 2)
🎁 Recommended for ages 3 and above
Ng Swee San
Illustrated by Han Qingping
Chop-chop the Trishaw wants to go zoom like a sports car. Surrounded by his much faster petrol-fuelled friends, he feels like he’s being left behind. True to his moniker, the trishaw is in a hurry to catch up to his more modern counterparts. With a newly installed engine, he leaves his automobile buddies in the dust. But Chop-chop really isn’t really built for speed, and that leads to unexpected consequences.
Chop-chop the Trishaw is the second book in the Really Wheelie Buddies series that introduces the little ones to Singaporeanisms through commonly seen vehicles on our roads.
About the Author
Ng Swee San has written children's books (The Dragon Warrior, Ya-ya the Double-decker bus), as well as scripts for prime-time TV shows such as The Pupil (two seasons), Code of Law (the first three seasons) and Tanglin. Her other writing credits include docu-dramas Dining with Death, In Cold Blood and children’s shows Kids United, Whoopie 2 and Totally Totto.
Her first feature film screenplay, Funeral Ties, was awarded the second prize at the MDA National Scriptwriting Competition 2003 (Feature Film category). She has also been awarded three feature film scriptwriting grants by the Singapore Film Commission. Her first full-length play, Marriage of Inconvenience, was staged by Theatreworks in 2004. Her subsequent plays include Sangkuriang (an adaptation of an Indonesian folktale) and Bond-age (part of the OCBC Singapore Theatre Festival 2009).
She teaches scriptwriting at the BA level and creative writing at the MA level at the Puttnam School of Film & Animation, Lasalle College of the Arts; and is the president of the Screenwriters Association (Singapore).
About the Illustrator
Han Qingping graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a BFA in digital animation. Together with her groupmates, their thesis film, You Ci Ke, won the Best Animated Film Award at the National Youth Film Awards 2016. Now, she works as a freelance illustrator who enjoys drawing happy things, and in a pinch can replicate the call of a koel bird extremely well. Her work can be found at https://qphasawebsite.com.
Format: Board book
Size: 125cm x 155cm
Published: June 2020