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Jack Is Curious: Why Do People Cry When They’re Happy? (Book 2)
Jack Is Curious: Why Do People Cry When They’re Happy? (Book 2)

Jack Is Curious: Why Do People Cry When They’re Happy? (Book 2)

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Recommended for ages 3 and above

Jack Is Curious: Why Do People Cry When They’re Happy? (Book 2)

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This charming series views the world from the inquisitive eye of a child; each book addresses a question that could baffle many a parent.

Jack is a loveable, cheeky and curious boy who lives in Singapore. One day at the airport, he notices some travellers crying when they are happy and others crying when they are unhappy. Aren’t tears supposed to be sad? “Why do people cry with they are happy?” he asks. Only Mama knows exactly how to answer — unexpectedly.



ISBN: 9789814785686
Format: Paperback
Size: 200mm x 200mm
Pages: 24pp
Published: October 2018 by Epigram Books

Praise Quotes

'I love her series, the illustration is very pretty and attractive…The story is very meaningful and it teaches children things we don’t really touch on' 
Sato, Kindergarten teacher Mindchamps @ Raffles Town Club

'Very fresh and very personal. A mother sharing secrets with her son—and with the reader at the same time.'
— James Lee, author of the bestselling Mr Midnight and Mr Mystery series

‘I was touched by the openness and simplicity with which your Curious Jack stories handle topics that are rare to find in children's picture books.’
— Mummy Deepa.

About the Author

Linda Locke is a children’s book author. Agnes and Her Amazing Orchid was her first book followed by the Jack Is Curious series. She was previously chief executive and creative director of Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising, and chairman and regional creative director of Leo Burnett Advertising, and has more than 300 creative awards to her name. Linda later started her own consultancy, Godmother Pte Ltd, and held several key positions at Club21, a luxury fashion distributor. She now serves as a board director at Culina Pte Ltd.

About the Illustrator

Chloe Chang is an illustrator and animator based in Singapore. She graduated in 2016, with a bachelor of fine arts in digital animation from Nanyang Technological University. Chloe has worked as an animator for PaperplaneCo and is a full-time illustrator. She has illustrated several children’s books for local and international publishers, and her work has been shown in Singapore and Melbourne.