Sunday, March 18, 2018

Launch of Secrets of Singapore: Botanic Gardens

On a bright, sunny Saturday morning (17 March), a new book was launched! Secrets of Singapore: Botanic Gardens is chock full with fun facts about the Gardens as well as plants.

Many kids and parents turned up to hear from the authors about the book, and to participate in a treasure hunt.

Dr Nigel Taylor, Director of the Botanic Gardens, sharing some stories from the book
Author Monica Lim explaining how Secrets of Singapore came about
Author Lesley-Anne telling the rapt kids some fun facts
S$5 note with the famous Tembusu tree in the Botanic Gardens

In case you missed the event, here's a short clip of Lesley-Anne sharing some snippets from the book.

Meeting the fans!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Writing talk at New Town Primary School

Budding writers at New Town Primary School had many questions for authors Lesley-Anne and Monica.

"How do you write together?" "How long does it take to publish a book?" All good questions and we hope there's more than one future writer in this bunch!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

ASCD Runaway Readers Workshop at Kheng Cheng School

Authors Lesley-Anne and Monica met 80 very excited and creative P3s from Kheng Cheng School on 28 July 2017, who read #3 Danger Dan Meets the Peculiar Peranakan Pirate and #4 Danger Dan Traces the Perilous Poison, under the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (Singapore)'s Singapore Literature Project.

The students came up with their own inspirational ideas on Danger Dan powers and superhero gadgets! Glow-in-the-dark flying boots, anyone?

The prize winners!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Winners of Draw Your Favourite Character Contest

Congratulations to the winners of the Danger Dan Draw Your Favourite Character Contest!

Caleb, 9

"He's a big fan of Danger Dan and no doubt this is his fav character. He told me before, he wished he could be like Danger Dan. Oh, how he know I wished that too! "

- Caleb's Mummy

Eunice, 9

Wowee! Just look at Melody's snazzy outfit and her sparkly hair clip. We agree with Eunice that her computer hair clip is pretty special!

Janelle, 7

"She has been so eager to work on the drawing, ever since she came to know about the contest. And so happy to be able to find time to draw Dog this afternoon. Which she so enjoy, doing her favourite things, reading n drawing. Here posing with her favourite book at this moment...... wait till she reads issue 4 "

- Janelle's Mummy

Friday, July 14, 2017

Win a Danger Dan book!

Calling out to all Danger Dan and Gadget Girl fans! We want to know who your favourite character from the series is through your own hand-drawn version of him/her/it. 

The best 3 entries will win any book of choice from the series!

Your favourite character can be from any book from the 2 series. It need not be a main character; if your favourite character happens to be a snail that appears in one of the books, so be it!

Here is what you have to do:

1. Draw your favourite character and write 1 or 2 sentences
a) about the character and
b) why this character is your favourite.

Psst!: Colouring your character will definitely increase your chances of winning!

2. Sign off with your Name and Age.
Eg: Nicole, 10

3. Post on your Facebook page (if you don't have one, you can use your parents')
a) a picture of you holding the book your favourite character is from
b) a close-up picture of your drawing with the sentences

4. Tag “Epigram Books” and “Danger Dan” in your post.

You can post your pictures anytime from now till the deadline.
Deadline: 24 July 2017

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Chasing zombies in Danger Dan and Gadget Girl #4

Aaaaand it's here! Can it be, there are zombies in future Singapore? Find out in the latest Danger Dan and Gadget Girl adventure! The Zany Zombie-fest should be at bookstores now...or you can get your copy here. Enjoy free shipping from Epigram Books on orders more than $15, now till September 2017!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Secrets of Singapore: National Museum launch

Were you there at the Secrets of Singapore: National Museum book launch on 25 June?

Well, if you weren't, here's what you missed out on:

Explaining the artefact treasure hunt
Live illustration by Elvin Ching
The prize
Two of the prize winners!
The queue for autographs and photos
Signing, signing...
The fans! (Plus a couple people more behind)

See what you've missed? Never mind, here's a short video clip of Lesley-Anne explaining how we included a couple of artefacts: