We’ve been enjoying Tibby and Duckie, a heart-warming tale of friendship written by awarding-winning author Emily Lim.
We first came across Emily’s work in Just Teddy (affiliate link). It was our favourite bedtime story for a long long while as the kids just loved seeing poor confused Teddy try to disguise himself as other soft toy animals in a bid to belong to a group. He finally finds belonging in the form of a little girl who picks him out from among other soft toys to bring home.
Tibby and Duckie carries along that same theme of friendship and identity. Unlike other ducks, Duckie cannot swim. Tibby the Tiger-Bunny tries all ways and means to help Duckie swim — but nothing works.
Tibby wonders if Duckie is a swimming kind of duck and, in the end, helps his friend discover where her true strength lies, and her identity in the process.
A tale guaranteed to warm your heart all the way to your toes, and perfect for snuggling in bed with.
Here are some themes you can explore with your kids through the book:
– friends help us discover who we really are, and our (sometimes hidden) potential
– it is hard trying to be someone you’re not
– friends accept us for who we are
– true friendship goes both ways
And a special giveaway is now happening on our Facebook page! Hop / swim / fly over to participate and stand to win an autographed copy of Tibby and Duckie!
Hurry, contest closes 20 Dec, Sat, 11.59pm. Open to Singapore residents only.
Suitable for young ones aged 3-6 years old, Tibby and Duckie is now available in:
– Times Bookstores
– MPH Bookstores
– Tango Mango Books and Gifts (Tanglin Mall)
– Epigram Books’ online store
*I received a copy of Tibby and Duckie for the purpose of this review. All opinions are as usual my own. 🙂