The Diary of Amos Lee: I’m Twelve, I’m Tough, I Tweet! (book 3)
Illustrated by Stephanie Wong
Second Runner-Up, Popular Readers' Choice Awards 2011, English (Children) Category
It’s my last year in primary school and I’m taking part in my school’s first Tween Idol contest!
I got myself a Twitter Account to gain supporters. I’m furious that my arch enemy, Michael, is doing the same. Oh man, he’s everywhere—Facebook, IM, YouTube, you name it. But what he doesn’t realise is how popular I am. My secret weapon? My sister WPI (Whiny, Pesky and Irritating) and her two-girl band. She’s so popular these days it’s good to be her big brother. I’m kind of sad that my best friend, Alvin, is also running against me in the contest, but hey, may the best man win. Psst…I’ve got a few tricks up my sleeve.
“From school to market, everything is familiar but fresher from a precocious child’s point of view, and the illustrations are quirky and cute. A clever idea and a pleasurable read.”
—Tan Shee Lah, Lifestyle
“It has delightful local flavour, humour, sketches and even unwanted comments from Mom (who corrects his spelling, of course) and Dad. It introduces uniquely Singaporean sights and sounds like the Kopi lingo used at coffeeshops…”
—Wong Siow Yuen, Young Parents
About the Author:
Adeline Foo is an MFA graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Asia. She has 24 published children’s books, including seven national bestsellers. The Diary of Amos Lee: I Sit, I Write, I Flush! won the inaugural Red Dot award for “Best Junior Fiction” presented by the International School Libraries Network (Singapore) in 2009. The Diary of Amos Lee: I'm Twelve, I'm Tough, I Tweet! won second runner-up at the Popular Readers’ Choice Award in 2011. The Diary of Amos Lee is also published in India, Indonesia, China and the Slovak Republic. It has also been adapted for a 10-part TV series on Singapore’s MediaCorp children’s channel, okto.
About the Illustrator:
Stephanie Wong is a designer who has illustrated nine books, had two exhibitions and conducted workshops in Singapore, Malaysia, Phuket and India. She loves “do nothing” beach holidays and exploring hidden gems in cities. For other adorkable projects, news and random musings, visit www.steffatplay.blogspot.com or check out her swanky new website www.steffatwork.com.
Size: 140 x 215mm
Published: November 2010