Shortlisted for the Singapore Book Awards 2016 - Best Non-Fiction Title
Shortlisted for the Popular Reader's Choice Awards 2016 - English (Children) Books Category
Red Dot Book Award 2016-2017 (Older Readers) 2nd Place
Secrets of Singapore
In Secrets of Singapore, Danger Dan and Gadget Girl uncover the nation’s past, from the time of Sang Nila Utama in 1299 to independence in 1965. But wait, there’s more!
They also investigate intriguing areas seldom found in your history books (shhhh!), like cinemas, airports, sports and of course, food! Join the superhero duo as they unearth fascinating facts like:
- Which animals have escaped from the Singapore Zoo?
- How long was the very first MRT ride?
- Where can you see a tiger car? (And what on earth is a tiger car??)
The answers to these burning questions and much more in Danger Dan and Gadget Girl’s guide to Singapore’s past.
Secrets of Singapore: Botanic Gardens
In Secrets of Singapore: Botanic Gardens, Danger Dan and Gadget Girl go out on a limb to uproot the Singapore Botanic Gardens’ deepest, darkest secrets.
Within the lush grounds, the superhero duo find a tree so famous that its portrait can be found in any Singaporean’s wallet, as well as an orchid older and taller than any human alive. Flying back 140 years into the past, they also discover that the Botanic Gardens used to be home to a mixed bag of critters, including a tapir who dreamed of being a rock. Not a rock star. Just a rock. #achievablegoals
There’s more! Danger Dan and Gadget Girl realise that the botanical world is more twisted than they think. As it turns out, strawberries are only pretending to be berries, tomatoes can’t decide whether they are fruits or vegetables, and sunflowers are really evil at heart.
Trek through the Singapore Botanic Gardens with Danger Dan and Gadget Girl. You will never look at your plant pals the same way again!
Winner of Best Book Cover at the Popular Reader's Choice Awards 2017 - English (Children) Book Category
2nd Prize at the Popular Readers' Choice Awards 2017 - English (Children) Books Category
Secrets of Singapore: National Museum
In Secrets of Singapore: National Museum, Danger Dan and Gadget Girl take a peek behind the pillars of the National Museum to see what secrets it guards. And what a treasure trove! From way back to the time of Sang Nila Utama right up to modern day Singapore, the superhero duo unearth curious artefacts such as a headless horseman figurine from the 1300s, and banana money (not made from actual bananas) from the Japanese Occupation.
In exploring the museum, Danger Dan and Gadget Girl discover that the museum itself hides a curious past. It was once located in a school (Raffles Institution, no less!), and some of the more unusual gifts it received included an elephant and a tiger. Luckily, they were dead. Otherwise, there would have been chaos at the museum.
Join Danger Dan and Gadget Girl on an adventure through the National Museum and watch history come to life right before your eyes!
About the Authors:
Lesley-Anne and Monica Lim are a mother-and-daughter writing team. Monica Lim is the mother and Lesley-Anne Tan is the daughter, although sometimes their roles seem reversed. Lesley-Anne eats her veggies and occasionally has to force Monica to do the same. She’s weird that way. (“No, I’m not!” says Lesley-Anne). Monica runs her own writing business, has a blog on education and published a book in October 2013 entitled The Good, the Bad and the PSLE. Lesley-Anne is still in school so she mostly writes essays and papers, which isn’t quite as fun.
They have written the Danger Dan series and are in the process of completing their second series, Danger Dan and Gadget Girl. Having authored the best-selling Secrets of Singapore, they are embarking on a quest to uncover more of SIngapore's "secrets" for young readers.
About the Illustrator:
Elvin Ching works as an Illustrator and Storyboard Artist in Singapore. He likes to create his own little comics in his free time and some of his short stories have been published in the Eisner-nominated comics anthology Liquid City. He has also illustrated Marvel trading cards for Marvel, comics for the Pangu series of books by Martha Keswick and he is currently hard at work drawing The Drift, a new comic book series written by comics scribe Kelly Bender. Elvin has too many comic books at home. He has so many comics that there are some he hasn’t even found time to read yet!