illustrated by Joshua Chiang, Din
Kai-Kai is afraid to sleep at night. He sees monsters from shadows dancing across his wall! A giant lizard, a tarantula, a python and a large flying insect! What’s next? Is he going to be eaten? Now what Kai-Kai doesn’t know is that he has a secret protector in the night, a little princess who loves him very much. Be touched by the friendship between a boy and his princess as they battle to keep monsters at bay.
About the ‘Monsters In The Mind’ Series of Books
Written by Adeline Foo, this series targeted at children ages 6 and above, feature monsters’ as central characters. These monsters, however, are intangible ones derived from shadows, sounds and imaginations in overdrive. Each story's moral, subtly embedded, touches on positive values such as love, kindness and trust. It is hoped that as children read on and discover that the monsters exist only in their minds, they will banish their fear of them. Other books in this series include The Thing Under My Bed , Nu Nu, The Ring-Necked Monster and Guai Wu, The Chinese Elf.
About the Author
A mother of three, Adeline Foo received the inaugural First Time Writers & Illustrators Publishing Initiative Award given by the Media Development Authority and the National Book Development Council of Singapore in 2006. Since then, she has published four books featuring denizens of Singapore’s tropical rainforest, Ben’s Friends from the Rainforest, Secret Hoarder, Lost in the Secret Garden and The Midnight Tree.
The first book was adapted into a cartoon and aired on national TV and showcased at an animation fair in MIPCOM, and Cannes. In June 2008, the National Heritage Board supported Adeline to develop a series of stories entitled Peranakan Fables.
This series for young readers showcases the unique Chinese-Malay-European immigrant hybrid culture of the Peranakans, in The Beaded Slippers, The Kitchen God and The Amulet and Chilli Padi. The Peranakan Fables received excellent reviews in the Singapore press, and even made their way across the globe to the Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany and Singapore Day in Melbourne, in October 2008.
Also written by Adeline Foo is Georgette's Mooncakes, available in English and Chinese, the first book in a new series featuring the inspiring works of Singapore’s pioneer artists, using art as a backdrop and the paintbrush as a magical tool.
About the Illustrators
Joshua Chiang is a self-taught illustrator-scriptwriter-director and also the founder of Cerealbox Studios. His love of visual storytelling began in early childhood with a regular diet of Hollywood films, Hong Kong TV dramas, superhero comics, and ‘lian huan hua’ – illustrated booklets depicting Chinese folklore and mythology. At age nine, he sold his first comic, The Adventures of Hercules and Odysseus, to his mother for ten cents. Monsters On The Wall is his first venture in illustrating a children’s book.
Din is a Fine Arts graduate who works as a full-time freelance illustrator, designer and digital painter. His flair for visual arts blossomed at a tender age as he covertly doodled on the walls of his living room, much to his parents’ displeasure. Din’s previous publications deal mostly in comics for older audiences, and this is his first attempt at a children’s book.
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Dimension: 253mm x 230mm