“This is an exciting storybook for young children. Congratulations to Maria for successfully blending in the modern with the traditional. I am particularly pleased that it is presented as a dual language book which is a wonderful tool to help create a bridge between languages. I’m sure the book will delight both children and the parents reading with them.”
Dr Mukhlis Abu Bakar, Associate Professor, Asian Languages and Cultures, National Institute of Education
“This book is a welcome resource that my team and I can use to demonstrate the endless possibilities of art, museum and heritage education that can be offered to young children. We really need more of such bilingual books set in the local context. May we see the Mandarin and Tamil editions too!”
Ms Wong Seet Fun, Founder, Art Loft and Associate Lecturer, Early Childhood Education
[Bilingual] There Are Saga Seeds In Our Pockets! (Ada Biji Saga Di Dalam Saku Kami!)
Mahir and his classmates go on an excursion at the Malay Heritage Centre. He and his best friend, Aqil, wonder what Singapore was like in the olden days. Their imagination leads them to explore snapshots of old and fascinating Singapore, and the culture of the Malays. A bilingual English-Malay storybook that includes a wide range of learning for young children. A must have for all pre-schoolers and primary schoolers!
Mahir dan rakan-rakan sedarjahnya melakukan darmawisata ke Taman Warisan Melayu. Dia dan rakan baiknya, Aqil, tertanya-tanya bagaimanakah keadaan Singapura pada masa lampau. Imaginasi mereka membuat mereka meneroka gambaran Singapura yang lama dan mempesonakan, dan warisan orang-orang Melayu. Sebuah buku cerita dwibahasa Inggeris-Melayu yang mengandungi pengajaran yang luas untuk kanak-kanak. Harus dimilik oleh semua murid-murid pra-sekolah dan sekolah rendah!
Author: Maria Mahat
Illustrator: Idris Ali
ISBN: 978-9811-105395 (hardcover) that includes a CD-ROM. The CD-ROM contains the ebook with English and Malay narration, and the specially composed Museum Song (English, Malay and minus-one versions) suitable for ages 4 and above.
Languages: English and Malay
Free downloadable resources available:
Saga Seeds Word List 1 FREE!
Saga Seeds Word List 2 FREE!