What a Mix-Up! (Book One of Rubiah from Semarang)
Atiqah Halim and Zafirah Idris
Illustrated by Carolynn Yoe
With a heavy heart, Rubiah leaves her home in a village near Semarang to become a domestic helper in Singapore, vowing to send money back to her family. As she takes cooking and English-language lessons, she is nervous about her new role. In Singapore, she starts working for the Tans, but disaster strikes in the kitchen when she is asked to make carrot cake.
This is the first title in the three-book series called Rubiah from Semarang which aims to shed light on the journey of helpers and open the eyes of young Singaporeans who interact daily with them.
About the Authors
Atiqah Halim is a civil servant, a blogger and writer in her free time. She shares her and her family’s love for travelling on their blog, Familytrippers. Rubiah from Semarang is her first children’s book series.
Zafirah Idris, a former civil servant, is an entrepreneur with her own company, Printaparty.sg. She has written and illustrated a personalised picture book for her son. Rubiah from Semarang is her first published children's book series.
About the Illustrator
Carolynn Yoe grew up in Semarang, Indonesia, where she studied visual communication design before moving to Singapore to live with her husband. Although she studied graphic design, she is a self-taught illustrator. This is her second children's picture book; she is also the illustrator of ABC Explore Singapore.
Size: 210mm x 260mm
Published: June 2018