Just a Little Mynah

Little Mynah wishes she was not so ordinary. But when her friend, the magnificent Heron, gets into trouble she flies into action and discovers that even ordinary little birds can do extraordinary things. This is the first multilingual picture book in a series to be published by Epigram Books that introduces preschoolers and early primary kids to the diverse languages and cultures of Singapore. Underlying this first adventure with Little Mynah is the importance of environmental conservation.

The book includes a link (via QR code) to an audio recording of everyday words and phrases used in the story in English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil. A useful glossary is provided at the back of the book for easy reference. The QR code also links readers to free games and activities so the fun and learning keeps going. (Source)

Author: Evelyn Sue Wong

Illustrator: Dhanendra Poedjono

Author Evelyn Sue Wong writes stories for ages 3 and up to reflect the diversity of languages and life in Singapore. Evelyn migrated from Toronto, Canada to Singapore, her husband’s home, and discovered a world of new adventures. As a researcher and educator, she wrote and edited publications advocating fair labor practices, diversity and sustainable development. With her children and grandchildren who were born and raised in Singapore, she rediscovered the joy of exploring new words and worlds at home.

Illustrator Dhanendra Poedjono, or “WalgDP” (pronounced as Wal Gee Dee Pee), is a visual artist originally from Jakarta, Indonesia. He currently he resides in Singapore, Asia, and practices different methods of painting and drawing.

Illustration from the book. (Source)
Screenshot from interactive read aloud. Features an adult and child sitting on a couch and reading Just a Little Mynah with props -- cutouts of each character mounted on sticks.
Screenshot from interactive read aloud. (Source)

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