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Asian Festival of Children’s Content
23–26 May 2024

Get yourself a new toy and reduce waste at the same time! Join authors Lianne Ong and Janice Khoo for a storytelling session where they will read their latest book "The Emperor's Gazillion New Toys". Then get busy and make your very own toy using recycled material and lots of imagination!

Stay till the end of the session to receive a surprise gift.

This a parent-child activity. Each child needs to be accompanied by an adult.

This programme is supported by the SG Eco Fund.

Janice Khoo

Janice Khoo (Singapore)

Janice Khoo is the co-author of Sing a Song of Hawker Food, a collection of fractured nursery rhymes re-written to feature Singapore hawker culture. The title received the second prize in the English (Children) category at the Popular Readers’ Choice Awards 2022. At AFCC 2024, she will introduce two new picture books – Shelby and Mona, and The Emperor’s Gazillion New Toys, co-written with Lianne Ong.

Lianne Ong

Lianne Ong (Singapore)

Lianne Ong, an editor and award-winning children’s author, has published 18 picture books. Renowned for "Stacey & the Museums" and "A Place for Us," she won second prize in the POPULAR Reader’s Choice Awards (Children’s Category) in 2022 for "Sing A Song of Hawker Food." This year, she’s excited to launch two new books on rough sleeping in Singapore and an environmental fractured fairy tale, "The Emperor’s Gazillion New Toys."

Programme dates and times are subject to change.