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Asian Festival of Children’s Content

By Linda Locke, illustrated by Shermaine Cheong

Picture Book Category

A memorable tale, in playful rhyme, of why we should always pay attention to our surroundings. There once was a boy who loved to talk. He talked so much that he couldn’t even notice when danger was coming! The Boy Who Talked All Day recalls the classic nursery rhymes, and its whimsical illustrations are certain to delight and amuse children of all ages.

Linda Locke (Author)

Linda Locke is the co-author of Agnes and Her Amazing Orchid, a picture book about the creator of the Vanda Miss Joaquim. Linda was previously chief executive of Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising, as well as the chairman and regional creative director of Leo Burnett Advertising. She has more than 300 creative awards to her name. She later started her own consultancy, Godmother Pte Ltd, and held several key positions at Club21.

Shermaine Cheong (Illustrator)

Shermaine Cheong (aka See You See Me) is currently on an illustration journey, which began while she was working in advertising and design. Her love for form, textures, and colours led her to explore how she could bring her ideas to life creatively. Using a blend of water-soluble colour pencils, pastels, and digital painting, Shermaine hopes to share stories and messages in her illustrations that can brighten one’s day, or leave you with something unexpected—making you go “awww” at the simple joys of everyday life and common scenarios. 

Keep an eye out for the feature interview coming soon!