Jack Is Curious: Why Do You Always Say No? (Book 5)
Recommended for ages 3 and above
This charming series views the world from the inquisitive eye of a child; each book addresses a question that could baffle many a parent. A perfect series for bedtime reading.
Jack is a cheeky and curious boy who lives in Singapore. During a trip to visit his grandmother in England, Jack is drawn to her fireplace. As he goes to touch the dancing flames, Mama stops him with a firm ‘No!’— which makes Jack grumpy. Back in warm, sunny Singapore, Jack is tempted by the deep water of a swimming pool. ‘No!’ says Mama, but Jack has other ideas and jumps in. Mama races to the rescue. ‘Why do you always say no?’ Jack asks. Mama replies as she usually does— unconventionally.
Size: 200mm x 200mm
Published: August 2021 by Epigram Books
‘My friend’s daughter was cackling away in bed when her grandma read her the books before she went to sleep.’
— Henrietta, family friend
'I love this series because it satisfies my needs in so many ways…these books are written heart and soul and do more than educate and entertain. They fill one with joy— and that is priceless.'
—June Wee, intuitive coach
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.