Tibby and Duckie {Review & Giveaway}

Happy new year to my dear readers! To kickstart the year 2015, I’ve lined up some book giveaways for the month of January! (Do check back every Monday in January!)

We start the string of giveaways with Emily Lim’s Tibby and Duckie!

We actually received an autographed copy of Tibby and Duckie in December but as you know, school holidays are very precious to us so I normally blog less, especially since we were away for half the time this time on a family holiday so hence this very late review.

Anyway, Tibby and Duckie features Tibby the Tiger-Bunny and his new friend Duckie whom he rescues from the pond (Click the link if you’ve never read the previous book for a quick book review).

Duckie is a duck who’s “not the swimming kind” while Tibby the Tiger-Bunny swims “like a tiger” and hops “like a bunny”. I mean it makes perfect sense for a bunny with tiger stripes to accept a duck who can’t swim for who he is.

But more than that, he helps his new friend in this swimming feat, brainstorming various ways which might increase Duckie’s chances of swimming or learning to swim.

Eventually when they run out of ideas, Duckie admits that perhaps he’s not a “water-kind-of-duck”. Tibby then continues to explore Duckie’s abilities with him without any word of judgment, like a true friend.

Eventually through their explorations via friendly competitions and what with a dash of luck, Duckie discovers her ability. I shall leave you in suspense and you can get a copy of the book yourself to find out.

I really like this book for several reasons-

  • accept yourself for who you are
  • if you do not possess the pre-conceived ability/quality you should have, it is not the end of the world – you instead work towards discovering your true potential
  • true friends will not judge you but will be with you on your journey of self-discovery

If you like how this book sounds already, then I’d recommend that you get a copy of this book and support a talented local writer. You should of course have a go at this giveaway first! To enter the giveaway, simply follow the steps in the Rafflecopter widget.

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If you’re interested in other books by Emily Lim, you can read my reviews:

Tibby and Duckie is available at:

– Popular
– Kinokuniya
– Times Bookstores
– MPH Bookstores
– Tango Mango Books and Gifts (Tanglin Mall)
– Epigram Books’ online store

If you want to order personalised autographed copies, you can also email Emily directly at emilylim888@yahoo.com

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of Tibby and Duckie. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions are mine.

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13 Responses to Tibby and Duckie {Review & Giveaway}

  1. Robert Sim says:

    We are fans of Emily Lim!

  2. Jingxian says:

    A great book to teach kids about exploring their own capabilities

  3. This would be a fun book to read to my girl 🙂

  4. Xgg Chan says:

    A fun and educational book to share with my children!

  5. Winnie says:

    Would like to read it with my kids

  6. Carol Lim says:

    We have read the first book in the Tibby series and will be chuffed to win this second title.

  7. Jennifer Sea says:

    I hope my boy will read it to me as he’s developed
    an interest to read the english subtitles when watching
    TV 8 Chinese drama.

  8. Cynthia Lau says:

    An educational book for my child to read!

  9. Andrew Wong says:

    Would love to win this for my son as he loves reading.

  10. Shirley Yong says:

    We love Emily Lim’s books about the values they teach and kids especially love the captivating illustrations.

  11. Serena says:

    This book will be perfect for me to read to my little daughters.

  12. Louis Lee says:

    The book looks interesting!

  13. Wenli says:

    The simple and short sentences in it looks like a great book to get my boy to learn to read books on his own!

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