Author : Lim Lay Har Illustrator : Lim Lay Koon Publisher's Review : by Peter Duke
The Lim sisters have produced a really bright cheerful story with a simple story line and colourful illustrations to delight children five to six.
One morning, poor Atuk (grandfather) cannot find his sarong. This is the start of a fun story as Atuk searches for his sarong and his grandson Adik.
Atuk looks in the drawer, in the cupboard and on the washing line, but no sarong. He asks his wife and two older grandchildren. Nobody has seen it although each offered helpful advice.
Eventually he wonders if Adik has seen it. But where is Adik? Is he playing games in the garden? No, he’s a superman.
He’s in the jungle.
When Atuk finally finds Adik, he realises his sarong is no ordinary sarong. It’s a superhero’s cape!
Atuk and Adik have a wonderful day together with the super hero’s cape; which is also a lion, a house, a picnic mat… Soon it’s time for bed. Atuk tucks Adik into bed with the superhero bed cover.
Young children will easily relate to this fun story of imagination and play. The language is simple and, with the supporting pictures, parents can use the book to help their young read. The book will be a good addition to the early reader’s book case and a perfect bedtime story.