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Avid arts-goer, voracious reader and mum to young bookworm who loves going to the theatre.

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A world of ideas at AFCC

My head is buzzing, buzzing, buzzing after three days of talking books at the inaugural Asian Festival of Children’s Content. So many interesting and lovely people, so many fascinating books and ideas to think about. It was intense yet fun being in a creative crucible with like-minded people bumping into you all the time. In fact, my head was so buzzed that I couldn’t sleep Saturday night. Alright, it may have been that Mars bar I ate after dinner. Tossed and turned for a while, then decided to get up and write about three crammed pages of notes out of my brain before my eyes grew heavy. If you have anything to do with books and content for children, I'd highly recommend taking part next year.

One of the ideas that grew out of AFCC – during a discussion at the very last fest session! – was a blog about Singapore children’s books given that the mainstream media (MSM) pointedly ignores this category. There’s a significant number of books being published every year in the children’s books category – a bulk of them as a result of the First Time Writers & Illustrators Initiative that jumpstarted my own writing for children, but hey, if no one is going to talk about it in the MSM, let’s do it ourselves. As a public service, I volunteered to restart blogging, something I haven't done for a while at Mamasez, to review Singapore children's books. Et voila, here I am!

Happy mother's day everyone!

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Reader Comments (3)

YAY! I'll be visiting this blog for information on children's books and children's theater in Singapore!

May 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTarie

Bravo! So great to hear that you will post reviews of Singapore's children's books. Looking forward to them!

May 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

Thanks Holly. There are a 100-odd books ahead, so I guess I should get started!

May 23, 2010 | Registered CommenterMamaSez

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