Jack Is Curious: Why Do People Cry When They’re Happy? (Book 2)
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 day at the airport, he notices some travellers crying when they happy and others crying when they are unhappy. Aren’t tears supposed to be sad? “Why do people cry with they are happy?” 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 is currently working as an animator for PaperplaneCo and illustrates children's books in her free time.
“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
“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!”
—Bao Poh Yin Eng, co-founder of Lagom Kids
Size: 200mm x 200mm
Published: October 2018