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:

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Launch of Secrets of Singapore: National Museum

Looking for a meaningful way to spend the last weekend of the June school holidays? The creators of Danger Dan - Lesley-Anne and Monica, as well as the illustrator Elvin Ching, will be appearing at the National Museum's Children's Season to launch Secrets of Singapore: National Museum next Sunday 25 June 2017!


Authors Lesley-Anne and Monica will share interesting stories about some artefacts in the museum.Elvin Ching, illustrator of the book, will make a rare appearance and do live demonstrations of his drawings.There will be mini games with prizes - winners will get a drawing from Elvin!

You can buy and get your copy of the book autographed by all three of them that day. 

Secrets of Singapore: National Museum – Uncover the Secrets behind the Pages
Reading and Illustration Session by Authors and Illustrator
Sun, 25 Jun | 2.30pm (45 min)
Singapore History Gallery, Level 1
Free (but you must register on-site at 2pm)

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Danger Dan authors featured in Straits Times article

"I was always annoyed at kids' books with stereotypical girl characters who were ditzy or boy-crazy or always shopping and painting their nails," says Tan. "I couldn't identify with them at all."

And that's how the gutsy, heroic Gadget Girls was born!

Read more about how Lesley-Anne and Monica write together in this Straits Times article.

Photo: The Straits Times

Friday, May 12, 2017

Secrets of Singapore: National Museum

We have made the final touches and sent off to print the next installment of the Secrets of Singapore series! Presenting: Secrets of Singapore: National Museum. If you're thinking of visiting the National Museum, this book will give you a real appreciation of the artefacts...all in the classically fun Danger Dan and Gadget Girl style, of course!

Sarah Mounsey, teacher librarian, Dulwich College, and children's book author says: 
"What a wonderful book to teach children (and adults) about the history of Singapore!  Danger Dan and Gadget Girl deliver so much information in a fun, humorous and interesting way with lively images and information about many of the artefacts in the National Museum. Parents, teachers and students will all want to have their own copy because it brings so much life into the fascinating history of Singapore. A visit to Singapore, and the National Museum, would be incomplete without this book!"

With wonderful illustrations by the talented Elvin Ching.

Be one of the first to get your hands on this book with this special pre-order offer of $14 by Closetful of Books. Order now and receive the book by 29 May 2017!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Assembly talk at Lianhua Primary School

Monica was down with a bad throat, so Lesley-Anne flew solo at Lianhua Primary School. The students showed their appreciation with laughs and applause, as always!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Back again at Temasek Primary School

School #2: Another bunch of p4s, this time at Temasek Primary School! We were here three years ago and are delighted to be back 😄. 

Visit to St Stephen's School

Two school talks in one day! School #1: St Stephen's School.

Very eager beaver p4s whose arms shot up when it came to question time. We found out there were many "Dan"s and "Daniel"s in the cohort, who totally identify with Danger Dan. Woohoo!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

School talks at Stamford American International School

"Why didn't you make Melody related to Danny?" What an interesting question from one of the Grade 4 students from Stamford American International School!

We think it's probably because they wouldn't have worked together quite as well if they were brother and sister 😀

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

School visit to Dulwich College

Sharing the secrets behind Secrets of Singapore to the wonderful students at Dulwich College!