Written by KL-based author Tutu Dutta, this story was first published in English with the title ‘Phoenix Song’. This beautifully illustrated version by Martina Peluso is the Malay translation of the original story, a heartwarming tale of the courage of one young boy, and of how strong family bonds can get you through anything.
We Malaysians love our desserts and traditional kuih with all its unique shapes, rich tastes and colours are the stars of this little book by Annie Baharuddin. Our five-year-old book critic couldn’t get enough of the cute drawings of favourites like the onde-onde and ang ku kueh; in fact the book had to be pried out of her hands! So with that in mind, this really is a fun book to read with your child; it may even make you a bit peckish.
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