illustrated by LITTLEPINKPEBBLE
It’s BLEAGH’s first day at school. Like the other students in his class, BLEAGH is cheeky and fun but there’s one big difference between them….he’s a MONSTER! Will BLEAGH be able to learn important values and make new friends?
BLEAGH! is a beautiful introduction to a series of six titles with full colour illustrations by LittlePinkPebble. The eBook version is supported by the Media Development Authority of Singapore.
Other Books in the Series
Aside from a fun and engaging protagonist, and beautiful, visually stimulating illustrations, this book is compatible with the PEN PAL WHIZZ, which reads the story to children when the tool glides over the words. Visit PEN PAL for more information about the Pen Pal Whizz and how it works with BLEAGH! A book about values.
About the Author
Leana Lyn Doray is a trained educator, having obtained a double degree in Arts and Education at the University of Sydney. Serendipity led her to teach in the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme in Singapore for four years, where she discovered her love for reading to young children and providing a holistic education above and beyond basic academia. BLEAGH! A Book about Values is Leana’s first book, borne from almost a decade of educating (and being educated by) curious young minds. Leana is Singaporean, and lives in Singapore with her husband. She enjoys travelling, cooking, trips to the library and the thrill of new experiences.
About the Illustrator
LITTLEPINKPEBBLE is a self-taught artist whose passion for drawing has led her to illustrate more than thirty children's picture books over the past three years. Her artwork has been featured in various Singaporean exhibitions including the Kaleidoscope Digital Art Showcase and Noise Festival Showcase. Pebble's dream is to create her own graphic novel and she believes in working tirelessly to hone her craft so that one day she will be able to turn her dream into reality.
"BLEAGH! A book about values is, in short, a gem. It features an unusual and sympathetic main character in “Bleagh” (love that name!), the illustrations are excellent and kid-friendly, and the life lessons in this book just happen to overlap quite neatly with some of positive messages I try to reinforce in my children. I highly recommend BLEAGH! (I still giggle every time I say that out loud!) for parents of young children, librarians, and preschool, kindergarten, or early elementary school teachers as a great resource for teaching socialization skills. Ages 3+."
- Renee, Mother Daughter Book Reviews
"It manages to achieve something we find remarkable: It’s both realistic and idealistic. It presents circumstances that are believable and all-too-familiar, and reveals to the reader how they might be dealt with in a positive, enriching way... Read Bleagh! to a child in your life – your nephews, nieces. If we want a more thoughtful, empathetic world, we could start with our kids."
- Visakan Veerasamy, Poached Mag
"BLEAGH! has vivid illustrations with lots of colors and details, and my son especially liked the tropical setting and little hidden surprises on each page. The rhyming story is fun to read aloud, and the plot is easy for kids to follow. Even though this book tackles an important and serious issue, the author's gentle approach makes the theme of BLEAGH! easy to understand."
- Anne, Learning Table Reviews
"Bleagh opens the eyes of young readers and helps them discover the importance of living each day with values. I especially like that each individual value is highlighted with a gold badge. This helps to make the lesson clear so children can easily grasp each concept and demonstrate it in their own life."
- Stacie, BeachBoundBooks
"I loved how the book weaved in the importance of six values - empathy, tolerance, creativity, cooperation, appreciation and integrity - into the story. And best of all, the scenarios in the book make it much easier for me to explain the meaning of the values to the boys! In all, BLEAGH! presents a set of fine mini-stories about values within a story, and the colourful illustrations and virtues extolled will no doubt please parents seeking to instill values in the very young."
- Kelvin, cheekiemonkies
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Dimension: 240mm x 235mm