“… an enchanting book filled with adventure and surprises … interesting and humorous … introduces children to various local delights and Peranakan traditions. Vivid descriptions and beautiful illustrations … truly a gem. A must-read for young children.” – Carolyn Loh, Principal – Montessori Children’s House, Singapore
“Rainforest Hike and other Stories is a delightful collection of stories harking back to fond memories of carefree childhood days of the past. This is a book for adults to reminisce nostalgically about and for children of today to experience vicariously.” – Dr Levan Lim Associate Professor and Head of Department Early Childhood and Special Needs Education Academic Group National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Author : Dr. Cecilia Leong
Illustrator : Chooi Ling Keiong
Publisher’s Review : by Peter Duke
The first story describes the children’s adventures in the forest where they discover monkeys, frogs, hornbills and even an awful smelling rafflesia plant .
Xiao Rae, Timmy and Nazri take a ride on an elephant when they visit a centre for lost and injured elephants. This story contains many important facts about elephants.
Then we have a story that most parents will relate to when they were growing up. A visit to grandma’s when she was making her special and delicious vegetable pickle.
There are two family stories, one about Xiao Rae and her naughty rabbit and another about special dishes prepared by Xiao Rae’s grandmother for a Chinese festival.