Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Island of Legends by Don Bosco


Don Bosco, the prolific author of children's books has got a new book hot off the press!

In the third instalment of "Lion City Adventures", we see the protagonist Claire, a member of the Lion City Adventure Club, discovering a lost treasure and learning about various historical and mythical characters in Singapore history through it. 

We learn about the adventures of the Sang Nila Utama, the great warrior Badang, the brave princess Radin Mas and many more.

I liked the story of the origins of Bukit Merah best but it unfortunately wasn't part of the main story but more of a sidebar as part of the notes at the end of the story. Perhaps it was too bloody for kids? 

In any case, I'm sure the activities located at the end of each chapter would be great fun for any kid who's reading the book. Apart from pictures to colour, there are more cerebral activities such as a word search to do and and a story to complete based on their vivid imaginations.

I think this is a perfect gift for any kid 7-12 years old this September holidays to reward them after a long term of work. They'd not only learn about some of Singapore's legends but have lots of fun at the same time!

You can get this book from Popular, Kinokuniya, LocalBooksAmazon or Book Depository.


Disclaimer: I was given a free copy of this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.