Thank you Singapore International School Hong Kong!

March 21, 2011 at 10:02 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Thank you to the wonderful kids and staff of SIS for a fantastic day today, and especially to their wonderful librarian Fanny Kwok! Rhonda Rabbit and I bounced in for some great reading sessions, and I also met an author who was only 8 years old when his book was published!! See my next post for all the details!

You’re never too young to be a published author!

March 21, 2011 at 10:01 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

Introducing Joseph K. S. Chan, a Grade 3 student who I met today at SIS. He showed me his amazing book called The Simple Guide to Extinct Primates (that’s monkeys and apes to you and me!) which was published this year by KidPubPress in the United States. Joseph spent the entire last summer holidays researching and writing the book, when he was just 8 years old! Joseph tells me that the book is available on if you’d like to buy it! I think that’s just fantastic. What an inspiration to all you other budding authors out there! And you can practise your writing by entering my new Clever Competition right away – see the Competition page above for all the details! Thanks Joseph – it was an honour to meet you.

Here’s the information on Amazon about Joseph’s book:

Product Description

About the Book
Primates are widespread, ranging all around the world except for the North and South Poles. They possibly originated from the late Cretaceous, when the dinosaurs still existed. This illustrated book is your guide to primates who have become extinct.

About the Author
Domain: Eukarya; Kingdom: Animalia; Phylum: Chordata; Subphylum: Vertebrata; Class: Mammalia; Order: Primata; Suborder: Haplorrhini; Infraorder: Simiiformes; Family: Hominidae; Genus: Homo; Species: Homo sapiens; Subspecies: Homo sapiens sapiens; Ethnic group: Chinese; Surname: Chan; Full name: Chan Kat Shiu Joseph; Year of birth: 2002; Place of residence: Hong Kong


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