If I were a Blue Kangaroo

The Arts House, the National Book Development Council of Singapore and the Asian Festival of Children’s Content Book Club present the Singapore launch of If I Were A Blue Kangaroo.

Written in rhyme with a metre that is just right, If I Were A Blue Kangaroo is a tender story of friendship told by an author who refuses to succumb to the mould that comes with being a stiff, more-boring-than-thou grown-up.

The beautifully rendered picture book begins with the promise of fantastic travels afforded to a blue kangaroo but ends with the most reassuring realisation that no adventure is greater than that of having a friend, making it a perfect bedtime story.


AFCC Book Club: The Singapore Launch of If I Were A Blue Kangaroo

Date: 5 Dec 2012, Wednesday

Time: 7.00pm – 8.30pm

Venue: Blue Room, The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane

Free admission! Register now!


Free stickers & bookmarks for all children attendees. Buy the book at a special price of S$12 at the Book Club! Original Price: S$15.90.


Download flyer.


About David

David Seow was born and raised in Singapore.. He is the author of 24 well-received children’s picture books, many of which feature his niece and nephews as the main characters. David’s other titles include Theres Soup on My Fly, Blow A Kiss, The Littlest Emperor, and Monkey: The Classic Chinese Adventure Tale. David is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.



Tel: (65) 6848 8290

Dim Sum Warriors!

The Arts House, the National Book Development Council of Singapore and the Asian Festival of Children’s Content Book Club present The Singapore Launch of DIM SUM WARRIORS 点心侠.

After creating the satirical website TalkingCock.com and winning international awards for their movie Singapore Dreaming, the husband-and-wife creative team of Colin Goh & Woo Yen Yen have a brand new project – DIM SUM WARRIORS, a critically-acclaimed comic series for the iPad that also supports the learning of Chinese and English!


“Sodding brilliant!”

– Chris Claremont, legendary writer, Uncanny X-Men

“What a great app!”

– Gene Luen Yang, Eisner Award-winning writer, American Born Chinese and Avatar: The Last Airbender – the Promise

“Fun and witty… brilliantly designed”

– Rob Salkowitz, digital media expert and author, Comic-Con and the Business of Pop Culture


Come and meet Colin and Yen Yen and learn more about their foray into the exciting new field of digital transmedia entertainment and get a sneak preview of what they’re planning next…


WHEN: Wednesday, 11 July 2012

WHERE: Living Room, The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane, Singapore 179429

TIME: 7.30pm – 9pm


FREE ADMISSION – Kids Welcome!

To register, click here.

Download the brochure.


About the Creators

Colin Goh and Woo Yen Yen are the husband-and-wife creative team behind Dim Sum Warriors, the critically-acclaimed comic app for the iPad that also supports the learning of English and Chinese.

Together, they also founded the satirical website TalkingCock.com, and made the movie Singapore Dreaming, which won the prestigious Montblanc New Screenwriters Award at the San Sebastian International Film Festival, and the Best Asian Film Award at the Tokyo International Film Festival, and has even been screened at the Smithsonian Institution.

A former lawyer, Colin has been cartooning professionally for over 20 years. He also recently ended a well-regarded column for the Straits Times and continues to write the highly popular Last Page for 8Days. Recently, he illustrated the New York Times international bestseller ‘Search Inside Yourself’ by Google’s Chade-Meng Tan.

Yen Yen received her doctorate in education from Columbia University’s Teachers College in New York, where she was awarded the prestigious Spencer Research Fellowship.  She is now an Associate Professor at Long Island University’s College of Education and Information Sciences, teaching courses in curriculum development and the social foundations of education. She has also worked as an education consultant and an instructional designer for an education software company.



Tel: (65) 6848 8290