A New Home for Bo Bo and Cha Cha (book 1)
Illustrated by Patrick Yee
Finalist, Crystal Kite Member Choice Awards, Middle East/India/Asia Category
Recommended by the National Library Board, Singapore and Ministry of Communications and Information
Bo Bo and Cha Cha have come to the Mandai Zoo! Bo Bo is excited, but Cha Cha is not. Everything here seems too strange: the other animals, the heat, and the food! Cha Cha wants to leave—until a caring sloth shows her what being home really means.
“This book teaches kids how to be accepting of unfamiliar situations. On top of that, I find it fun to read the speech of Singlish-speaking orang utans, and it is also a chance to discuss the different kinds of English used in Singapore.”
— Tan Keng Yao, My Paper
About the Author:
Jason Erik Lundberg is the author and editor of a dozen books, and writer of more than a hundred short stories, articles, and book reviews. His picture books for children include A New Home For Bo Bo and Cha Cha (finalist for the SCBWI Crystal Kite Member Choice Awards, Middle East/India/Asia category) and Bo Bo and Cha Cha's Big Day Out. A graduate of the prestigious Clarion Writers Workshop, Lundberg holds a graduate degree in creative writing from North Carolina State University and currently lives in Singapore.
About the Illustrator:
Patrick Yee is an award-winning illustrator of more than 100 children’s books. Some of his books include A Boy Named Harry, Fann, Little Buddy, Winter Rabbit, and On Being Happy. He is most well-known in the US for his Rosie Rabbit board book series, which has sold close to 100,000 copies and been translated into five languages. He has won the Macmillan Prize for Children’s Book Illustration twice. He currently teaches at Nanyang Polytechnic, the Nanyang Academy Of Fine Arts, the Spastic Children’s Association, and the AWWA Special School.
Size: 210 x 260mm
Published: November 2012
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