The Great Singapore Poo Sale and Other Beastly Business
Shortlisted for 2019 Singapore Books Awards Best Middle Grade/Young Adult Title
Illustrated by Gracie Chai
Full of whimsy, this funny and fun-loving caper celebrates the wildlife of Singapore.
The animals of Singapore are under threat! So Alpha Macaque and his troop embark on a daring adventure to rewrite the Constitution. When that plan fails, Dung Beetle establishes a smelly enterprise, and Pink Dolphin has ideas of his own. Species large and small take centre stage in this charming picture book that advocates conservation and childlike wonder.
“The story is fascinating and endearing. The author has so beautifully weaved in wonderful messages into the story and I believe the book can foster children’s compassion for animals and nature to be more appreciative of them. Both children and adults would love reading this!”
—Jayaprakash Bojan, National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2017
About the Author
Maureen Yeo teaches English, Literature and life skills by introducing her young students to Roald Dahl’s great principle: “A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men”. When not working, she seeks out adventures at home and abroad, especially wildlife encounters. Some of these adventures have been documented as travel articles for TODAY newspaper.
About the Illustrator
Gracie Chai is a self-taught illustrator and artist who has dabbled in textile fabrication and clothes making. She has sold her handmade dresses and accessories worldwide and has had her works featured in international and local publications.
Her attention has now returned to illustrating—her first artistic passion.
Size: 170mm x 220mm
Published: July 2018