Jack Is Curious: Will I Grow Old? (Book 1)
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.
Jack is a loveable, cheeky and curious boy who lives in Singapore. One night during story time, he notices wrinkles around Mama’s eyes and starts to worry: "What if I don’t recognise Mama one day? Will you grow old? Will I grow old too?" he asks. Only Mama knows exactly how to answer—unexpectedly.
Size: 200mm x 200mm
Published: October 2018 by Epigram Books
'T found one hair growing on his leg the other day. He excitedly came to me to say I am growing old like dad.'
— Mummy M
'Jai loved it the first time I read to him. He saw himself (only child, loves trains and TV) and asked me to read Will I Grow Old? the second night because he loves tickles too!'
— Mummy Bao
'Last night, Will I grow old made it to the top of Emil’s bedtime story book list.'
— Anna Bervander, Designer mother of twin boys
'Paul loves the books. He can relate to the character because he has a dog and is an only child. Also he loves the illustrations and how the story is interpreted, like how the beard is overflowing everywhere.'
— Adeline Tan mother of a 5 year old son and illustrator
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.