Saturday, April 30, 2011

Children's Book Week

Events: Childrens' Picture Book Week

From 2-7 May, Silverfish Books will be hosting a Picture Book Week with special promotions of selected picture books published in Malaysia. A total of 20 titles will be displayed. Written and/or illustrated by Malaysians, these books bring to us stories that are uniquely our own including stories from East Malaysia.

Venue : Silverfish Books
58-1, Jalan Telawi,
Bangsar Baru,
59100 Kuala Lumpur

This Picture Book Week is aimed not only at highlighting local writers and illustrators but also to show the important role that picture books play. Picture books can be introduced to children who have not learned to read and are effective for inculcating love of reading among young children. Picture books can be read aloud or silently and are enjoyed by both children and adults. The illustrations and text add to the total reading experience and enjoyment of picture books. They can be concept books, board books, pop-up books or wordless books.

1. Yusof Gajah
Malaysian artist Yusof Gajah with his iconic elephant images is also an award-winning children’s book illustrator.
2. Datin Rossiti Aishah Rashidi
Author of ‘Manja the Orangutan’, Datin Rossiti is an advocate for a green lifestyle and being guardians of our environment.
3. Emila Yusof
Blogger and up-and-coming illustrator, Emila Yusof has translated her love of gardening and plants into a beautiful picture book and a set of flashcards.
4. Mie Mambo [aka Nur Azmi]
Graphic novelist and musician, Mie Mambo is presenting ‘Tapir’ who leaves the rainforest for the bright lights of KL.
5. Voice of the Children
VOC is an NGO whose mission is to advocate for and promote law and policy reform to protect the rights of the child. They have published two picture books with a message on street kids and child labour.
6. OneRedFlower Press
OneRedFlower Press publishes picture books that promote multiculturalism and encourage children to appreciate multiple cultures.
7. Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators Malaysia (SCBWI)
The Society aims to provide support and training for Malaysian writers and illustrators and will be presenting their coming programmes.

Saturday, 7 May 2010, 5.00 at the close of the week-long promotion.
1. Reading of a book by Yusuf Gajah by popular TV host Sarimah Ibrahim
2. Free art and creativity workshop for children with Yusof Gajah. (Requires registration. Please call Phek Chin of Silverfish Books Tel: 228 448 37
3. Datin Rossiti Aishah Rashidi will preview  her new picture book.
4. Voice of Children -- preview of their new picture book on refugee children.
5. Presentation by One Red Flower

Admission free.