For ages three to six
There Was A Peranakan Woman Who Lived In A Shoe
Don't be surprised to find nonya kueh instead of gingerbread in this illustrated book of local nursery rhymes by New York-based Singaporean author Gwen Lee, who was awarded a grant under the National Arts Council’s Beyond Words Young and Younger initiative. This new book is inspired by popular Western rhymes such as ‘There was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe’ (which the title piece is based on), ‘Little Miss Muffet’ and ‘Row Your Boat’, which have been ‘Singaporeanised’ to incorporate aspects of local culture. Illustrated by Cheryl Kook, the sing-a-long songs encapsulate life on our sunny island, from hawker food to traditional festivals, making this a fun way to teach little ones about their heritage. $14.90.