Water

Illustrated by Susanna Goho-QuekWater full cover

AFCC Publications
ISBN  978-981-07-6543-9

Water is everywhere.

in the air that we breathe
on ice capped peaks
soaking through roots
in the seas
in our cities
… and water is life!

This book is a celebration of water and its importance to our existence.

Susanna’s illustrations are created with acrylic, water colour and pen on paper, canvas and plastic sheet.

I am thrilled that this was launched at the 2013 Asian Festival of Children’s Content in Singapore. In 2014 Water was also published by the National Book Trust of India in Hindi and Tamil and it will be published this year in Chinese by the Hunan Juvenile & Children’ Books Publishing House.

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2013 is designated as the International Year of Water Cooperation and this book was written in celebration of this event. All proceeds from the sale of this title—an original contribution to the Project Splash! Asia collection launched at AFCC2013—go towards furthering the mission of the Asian Festival of Children’s Content. Please visit www.afcc.com.sg. Project Splash! Asia, is a first collection and bibliography of children’s books from Asia on a common theme—water.

Water is an important part of our heritage in Asia, our history, culture, and every day lives. In children’s literature, water is a universal theme that has inspired the imagination and creativity of children and adults alike everywhere in the world, and 2013 is the United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation.

And do visit the International Year of Water Cooperation website (http://www.unwater.org/water-cooperation-2013/en/) for more information.

UN international year of water cooperation