Jun and the Octopus
Written by Ekkers
Illustrated by Lim An-Ling
Jun has a secret. It is about Mok, the uncle from the neighbouring village who has come to help Ma and Pa.
Jun is happy that Mok has taught him how to swim, but there us something that Mok does which worries him and gives him nightmares. What should Jun do? What will happen to him?
This is a story to introduce children to the issues relating to body safety.
Woods in the Books recommendation:
While this book is never graphic and its folktale elements provide some distance, it handily equips younger readers with vocabulary for a very delicate subject, deftly handling a balance between delivering a story and teaching readers not only how to voice their own experiences but how to process such experiences amongst their peers.