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Chilli Padi

Chilli Padi


Puteh has a new friend, Itam, a kitchen help adopted by her grandmother. The two children find themselves in trouble when they get into a fight in the kitchen. Itam is punished for Puteh’s misdeed. Read about how Puteh redeems herself with her new friend by using the magic of her beaded slippers. A tale of friendship and loyalty, join Puteh and Itam on the first of their kitchen exploits and discover a unique side of the Peranakans through their food heritage.

SKU: 978-981-08-1328-4

    A mother of three, Adeline Foo received the inaugural First Time Writers & Illustrators Publishing Initiative Award given by the Media Development Authority and the National Book Development Council of Singapore in 2006. Since then, she has published four books featuring denizens of Singapore’s tropical rainforest, Ben’s Friends from the Rainforest, Secret Hoarder, Lost in the Secret Garden and The Midnight Tree.


    The first book was adapted into a cartoon and aired on national TV and showcased at an animation fair in MIPCOM, and Cannes. In June 2008, the National Heritage Board supported Adeline to develop a series of stories entitled Peranakan Fables. This series for young readers showcases the unique Chinese-Malay-European immigrant hybrid culture of the Peranakans, in The Beaded Slippers, The Kitchen God and The Amulet. The Peranakan Fables received excellent reviews in the Singapore press, and even made their way across the globe to the Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany and Singapore Day in Melbourne, in October 2008.


    Lee Kowling is a children’s book illustrator. She has illustrated more than 20 children’s books and has worked with major publishing houses in Singapore. A designer by training, Kowling is much sought after for her water-colour painting.


    New title          Chilli Padi

    ISBN                ISBN 978-981-08-1328-4

    Book Size        260mm x 265mm (Paperback)

    Pages              36

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