It's nice to have very talented friends, especially one like Illustrator and Designer, Stephanie Wong. Spurred by boredom and a casual remark about 'one day, let's make a storybook for kids', an opportunity came to turn our ramblings into something real.
The Media Development Agency of Singapore had launched a new grant for First Time Illustrators and Writers for Children Storybooks and we pitched for it. We won $10,000 to publish a book.
Our book was designed with an accordian fold so kids could peer from leeeft to righhht and righhht to leeeft without lifting a finger to turn a page. A book for lazy children just like us. And if they were bored, they could colour and play with the activity cards.
By sheer luck, our book was transformed into a 3-minute animation piece for a children's television programme, Tales Alive. Developed by Peach Blossom Media, it aired on Singapore's free-to-air children's channel, OKTO.