Karung Guni Boy
Written by Lorraine Tan
Illustrated by Eric Wong
Ming is a very creative boy who loves to make things and he would love the chance to create his fanciful inventions. He doesn’t have the money to buy the things to make his inventions, and was wondering what to do when the sound of the Karung Guni man’s car horn beeped. This gave Ming an idea: he would become Karung Guni boy and make things out of things he collected instead. So he went door-to-door to his neighbours asking for things they no longer wanted. Soon he had enough to build his machine.
Woods in the Books recommendation:
Drawing on the local term for an odds-and-ends collector, Karung Guni Boy links to recycling and invention. With its charming mixed media illustrations, this book is chock full of childhood ingenuity, fun, and imagination.