{Review + Giveaway} Timmy & Tammy DISCOVER : Lee Kuan Yew by Hwee Goh

It’s holidays again and most of us parents are probably picking out good books for the kids.

Timmy & Tammy is a four levelled series by Armour Publishing, targeted at emergent to confident readers. What’s special about this series of books, is its local flavour and content making reading relevant to our children’s daily experiences. In fact 5 of the Timmy & Tammy Level 1 books were specially chosen for the SG50 Baby Jubilee Gift Pack and will only be available for sale to the public after 2015!

Hwee Goh’s Timmy & Tammy DISCOVER : Lee Kuan Yew is a Genius Level 4 book packed with fun facts about our founding father Mr Lee and it’s just right for curious little ones. I liked that the book is colourful with bite-sized information that’s just right for children. Wey has always loved reading about Singapore history (see my book review on Singapore in the 60s) and I was excited to get to review this book about the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew with him. 

The timing was just right with Wey’s new found love for independent reading, I wanted to test the book on him to see if he could manage without help. Aside from the local names like Telok Kurau, Kwa Geok Choo etc, he didn’t have much trouble reading the book which is great! Of course there were also some big words that needed prompting but overall it was manageable.  Because the book was so packed with facts, it was difficult to expect him to finish the book in one sitting but it did capture his attention and aroused his curiosity about the great man in the book, Mr Lee Kuan Yew.

I’ve always liked to instil in the little one a love for the country and an understanding of our roots as Singaporeans. This being the year that Mr Lee passed away, my little one witnessed my tears and the national outpouring of grief so great that even the skies seemed to weep on the final day. When I penned down my thoughts in Lest We Forget : Thank You Mr Lee Kuan Yew, I was desperate that my young one would not know the greatness of this man and all that he had done and sacrificed for Singapore.

Now it seems, with this book, the little one can read and ask questions about the late Mr Lee. As it turned out, it became a wonderful time of family bonding because we sat with him as he read and took in all the information about Mr Lee. He asked questions and repeated statements from the book to us and I enjoyed the twinkle in his eyes as he discovered. 🙂

Shirley last reviewed the Level 3 Timmy & Tammy “What is Singapore?” and this Genius Level 4 is quite a step up, simply by the number of words packed in every page and we love it, even for newly independent readers. For the curious fact finder, this book gives so much insights and doesn’t just stop at stating facts but also shares some of the thoughts and ideas of the late Mr Lee and how he made Singapore a better place for her people – housing, education, water, environment. Lots of discussion points to explore with the little ones! There was also a simple family tree of the Lee Family and I took the opportunity to create a family tree of our own with Wey too!

As an extension of Wey’s journey of discovery reading Timmy & Tammy DISCOVER : Lee Kuan Yew , we had a fun time visiting The Peranakan Museum again, which is having a special exhibit on Great Peranakans ~ Fifty Remarkable Lives and includes Mr and Mrs Lee and Founding Fathers Mr Toh Chin Chye and Mr Goh Keng Swee. (And yes, we also spied Dick Lee’s photo there… and he exclaimed “Hey, that’s the guy you took a photo with at Beauty World!” hahaha)

Timmy & Tammy DISCOVER : Lee Kuan Yew is a great reading resource to have for parents wanting to introduce little ones to the late Mr Lee and the work he did for Singapore. Our family enjoyed sharing the book together very much!  Timmy & Tammy DISCOVER : Lee Kuan Yew is available at major bookstores at $8.90 while the bundle set including Timmy & Tammy : What is Singapore? is available online at $17.98 HERE.

In the meantime, thanks to our sponsors at Armour Publishing and Hwee Goh from Hwee’s Book Share Club, we have copy of Timmy & Tammy DISCOVER : Lee Kuan Yew for giveaway to ONE (1) lucky reader, so start sharing to win!

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  • Giveaway ends 8 December 2015, Tuesday at 11.59PM.
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Armour publishes books for three main markets: Christian, General and Children’s, targeted at Singapore and beyond.

For the Christian market, we publish books that give voice to local and regional Christian writers whose insights honour God and build up His people, for His glory. Books for the Christian market come under the Genesis imprint, under the following categories: Christian Living, Marriage & Family, Christian Response & Social Issues, Church Ministry and Leadership, Devotionals, History & Theological Resources, Missions, Teaching & Exposition and True Stories.

For the General market, we publish non-fiction books, for personal and professional development. Books for the General market come under the main Armour imprint, under the following categories: Marriage & Family, Biography, Business & Management, Food & Travel, General Health & Medical and Living & Wellness.

For the Children’s market, we publish fiction and non-fiction books that promote good values, including National Education values. For the preschool (3 to 6 years old) and primary school market (7 to 12 years old), our books help children to learn to read and grow their love for reading through compelling stories with good values. Books for the Children’s market come under the Little Knights imprint.

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[Updated 18 Dec ’15]

Winner Announcement

Congratulations to Fathima Jabeen Salahuddin!  We have sent you the email. Hwee from Hwee’s Book Share Club will be contacting you shortly with regards to delivery details.  Hope you will enjoy the book!

[Updated 18 Dec ’15]



About SAys! Happy Mums

We are a Singapore Mum Blog hosted by BFFs Shirley & Audrey. We blog about our children, parenting and family lifestyle. Most often than not, we find ourselves immersed in family and kids entertainment and can't escape from the lure of great food!

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