Our current bedtime read is Maxilla by Lianne Ong with illustrations by Shing. Maxilla is a meaningful story about a boy, Reuben, who finds a beautiful caterpillar, but has to choose between keeping her and releasing her back into her natural habitat.
The book encourages kids to think about the possible consequences of their actions, and the importance of making the right decision even when it’s not easy to do so. After reading the book, the kids and I had a good time discussing why it was difficult for Reuben to make the right decision and applying it to relevant scenarios from their own experience.
Anya was also reminded of her visits to the Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom on Sentosa and the Raffles Museum of Biodiversity & Research where she saw many butterflies as well as other insects on display. Reading the story and looking at the illustrations have gotten the kids more interested in the life cycle of a butterfly and its natural habitat and give them a new perspective about the beauty of every living creature.
Anya reading Maxilla
Adam very interested in the book
Adam looking at the pictures
Win a copy of Maxilla worth $9.90!
To qualify, simply do the following by MONDAY, 10 MARCH 2014, 2359H (Singapore time):
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To learn more about Maxilla, visit the Facebook page. Maxilla is available at MPH Bookstores, Books Kinokuniya and Times Bookstores for $9.90
The author, Lianne Ong, will be making public appearances at MPH Bookstore, Parkway Parade, on 15 March, Saturday, from 1-2pm, and at Woodlands Regional Library on 21 March, Friday, from 12-1pm.
Disclaimer: We received a copy of Maxilla by Lianne Ong for review. All opinions are my own.