What a Scare! (Book Two of Rubiah from Semarang)
Atiqah Halim and Zafirah Idris
Illustrated by Carolynn Yoe
The second book of the Rubiah from Semarang series focuses on overcoming fears and cultural exchange.
One night Jeremy mistakes Rubiah for a ghost while she has her pre-dawn meal for Ramadan. While reassuring Jeremy, Rubiah reveals that she keeps hearing odd noises in the house; turns out they both have overactive imaginations and get scared easily. The next day Rubiah and Jeremy investigate the odd noise, and Rubiah relies on her secret mind-reading skills to get out of another dilemma.
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 with her husband. Although she studied graphic design, she is a self-taught illustrator. What a Scare! is her third picture book; she previously illustrated the first book in the Rubiah from Semarang series, What a Mix-Up!, and ABC Explore Singapore.
Size: 210 x 260mm
Published: April 2019