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Papa has a red box that goes everywhere he goes.
What’s inside the red box?
One night, his three inquisitive children hatch a plan to find out the contents of Papa’s red box and the significance it holds.
Little could they have imagined what Papa had inside it!
This book is inspired by Singapore’s first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew and the red box he used while he was in political office. It contained his work – papers, speech
drafts, letters, readings, notes and cassette tapes with his recorded instructions, and was a symbol of his unwavering passion for and dedication to Singapore.
What’s Inside The Red Box? gives children a peek into the big dreams Mr Lee had for this little country of ours.
PHUA SAN SAN | AUTHOR & I LLUSTRATOR
Phua San San is the author and illustrator of this book. She is an avid dreamer whose day job is in corporate communications.
San San also illustrated I Don’t Want Mei Mei Anymore! — a children’s picture book that was a winner of the First Time Writers & Illustrators Publishing Initiative, and a finalist of
the Hedwig Anuar Children’s Book Award.
Secrets of Singapore is a companion to the Danger Dan series. He and Gadget Girl thankfully do not have to fix any events, but instead are our tour guides to the long and colourful history of Singapore. This book captures our history in a light-hearted way, in the same quirky and hilarious style of the other books in the series.
About the Author
Tanya Lee Stone loves to write about women pushing boundaries where no woman has before, in books like “Elizabeth Leads the Way,” ” Almost Astronauts,” “”and now” Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors? “Her work has received such accolades as the ALA Robert F. Sibert Award, SCBWI Golden Kite Award, Bank Street’s Flora Steiglitz Straus Award, and the Jane Addams Children’s Book, Boston Globe-Horn Book, and NCTE Orbis Pictus honors.Marjorie Priceman has twice received Caldecott Honors, one for her illustrations in “Zin! Zin! Zin! A Violin!” and one for “Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Hot-Air Balloon Ride,” which she both wrote and illustrated. She lives in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.””