The first book of the HIJAU series, The Lost Princess by Liza Shahida has been published and features an adorable girl illustrated by Nor Abdullah. As with all the books in the HIJAU series, children will be introduced to various animals and plants in the rainforest.
The five books in the HIJAU series will be released in stages. Each book in the series comes with supplementary materials including background information for parents and teachers, additional facts on the flora and fauna featured as well as activity sheets for children.
The story in each book is located in different spots in Malaysia and highlights the flora and fauna found there. For example, The Lost Princess highlights the animals and plants found in Sabah.
All the books in the series use a dyslexic friendly font, OpenDyslexic, which is a special font developed and designed for people with dyslexia to make reading easier.
Liza has taken careful thought over each book and after reading all the books in the series, children will be introduced to a comprehensive list of the animals found in the rainforests of Malaysia.
It is the author's hope that the Hijau Series will
i. instill the love of nature amongst young children (3-8 years),
ii. open the minds of young children to a new world, and
iii. nurture the child’s logical thinking, social intelligence and empathy.