Great kidlit showcase 2019

GREAT KIDLIT SHOWCASE 2019 _____ Meet Joanne H Lim, she wrote a book about an adorable monkey who wins in life

Time for holiday reading! To celebrate 8 years of Super Cool Books, I’ll be featuring a mega list of fellow kidlit writers and illustrators both from Singapore and beyond. New interviews every week. Do introduce their books to some young readers in your life! Latest updates here.
Joanne H Lim 
Singapore

Types of kidlit books
Picture books

Total kidlit books published
1

Selected titles
Meme the Monkey Wins in Life (World Scientific)

Describe your style 
Fun!

How did you get started?
I was just honouring someone’s suggestion 🙂

Where do you get story ideas?
I have no idea :p I just like to write to share ideas that I think will help people live happier and healthier lives.

Pick one book of yours that kids should read
I think that kids should read “Meme the Monkey Wins in Life” because the latest PISA survey revealed that kids in Singapore are more afraid of failure than their counterparts overseas. I would like to change this by redefining how society currently defines “failure”, “success” and “what it means to win in life” – I think that if we change our perspective individually and collectively, we can all live more meaningful, fulfilling, and impactful lives.

Tip for parents, how to help kids enjoy reading
Read with them and ask them for their views along the way!

Tip for aspiring kidlit writers
Just have fun!

Your big wish for kidlit publishing next year (2020)?
That the kidlit market will grow! If it does, I hope that it means that kids are spending less time in front of screens, and more time cultivating their brain and character by reading.

Website:
www.TheRightPerspective.com.sg
www.MemeTheMonkey.sg
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/MemeTheMonkeyWins/

GREAT KIDLIT SHOWCASE 2019
The updated list here