In conjunction with the Imaginarium exhibition, Epigram Books and SAM@8Q gathered a bunch of us kids (Sarah and I included. LOL.) for the launch of a new series by Peter Tan (a.k.a. Tan Tarn How) – the Sengkang Snoopers.
Going on what seemed to be a fun-filled outing to Pulau Ubin, friends Zizi, Bus, SuLin, and her younger brother SuYang stumble upon an operation that may turn their adventure into something more sinister. This middle grade series by Peter Tan (more popularly known as Tan Tarn How) brings these kids on a journey of fun, adventure, and growing up – think Bookworm Club meets Legends of the Hidden Temple, somewhat.
The launch started with a game for the kids present to get to know each other and win a few prizes - an opportunity which presented itself repeatedly through the event. In between games, Peter Tan also indulged all of us with a couple of readings. It was a great tactic to keep the kids a glimpse into the world of the Snoopers.
They closed the event with a lucky draw, where Sarah and I (Thanks, Sarah Luck) won one of the copies of Sengkang Snoopers up for grabs. It’s now with Sarah so I’m looking forward to having this exciting read soon.
Overall, it was a different kind of book launch – one which we thought engaged its audience well and definitely brought in a good lot of excitement. There was a tremendous amount of energy in that room and the hosts, together with Uncle Peter, did well to manage the whole event.
Many thanks to Epigram for the invite, and SAM@8Q for hosting the event. Sengkang Snoopers: The Mystery of the Hermit’s Hut (Book 1) was written by Peter Tan, illustrated by Billy Yong, and published by Epigram Books. To find out more about the book, click here.