Santa Claus travels all the way from the Northern Hemisphere to Equatorial Singapore, hoping to deliver Christmas presents to the local children. He explores the different entrances of the houses in search of the chimney, but can't find one. How is Santa Claus going to deliver the presents?
Author Cheng Wan-Ni observes the housing environment of Singapore and examines the uniqueness of Singapore's houses from the perspective of Santa Claus. By devising various ideas and means, the author attempts to help Santa Claus achieve his mission. Illustrated through a kaleidoscope of imagination and imbued with a great sense of humour, this is a localised picture book dedicated to children in Singapore.
The “Singapore Kids’ Picture Book Series”
The “Singapore Kids’ Picture Book Series”, published by the Singapore Centre for Chinese Language, is a collection of Chinese picture books written exclusively for children in Singapore.
Every story in the series carries a typical Singapore cultural theme. The scenes depict the familiar local environment, and the characters possess the unique cultural traits of tropical Singapore.
The picture books consist of a medley of simple narrative stories to illustrate how children can learn to handle the uncertainties they may struggle with in their social life experiences.
The stories in the series, though simple, are deeply inspiring and are written by experts in the field of early childhood education.
We hope that this picture book series will become a treasured companion to Singapore children in their growing-up years.