Sherlock Sam's Orange Shorts was reviewed by an award-winning Singaporean blogger/writer! Thank you, Grace Tan...

Sherlock Sam's Orange Shorts was reviewed by an award-winning Singaporean blogger/writer! Thank you, Grace Tan...

In this particular title, ‘Sherlock Sam’s Orange Shorts’, which has 10 short stories within, my favorite is ‘Wen Di and the Art of Colour-Fu In the Middle Kingdom’. I think the idea of wielding magic (colorful magic!) by saying the names of the colors in Mandarin is such a cool idea. And like so many Singaporean kids, Wen Di has trouble with her Mandarin and so cannot pass an entrance exam, but keeping her cool and being brave helped her save the villagers, her parents, and even the examiners from a nasty ‘void demon’. So, all’s well that ends well. I think it’s a great story that many kids will be able to relate to, as Mandarin is not a subject that many speak at home or do well in at school. Once kids can relate to this heroine, they are so much more likely to be able to appreciate the lessons within the story, such as how a little bit of creative thinking and keeping co...

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