The Very Solid Adventures of Handsome Hock and Champion Poh
Written and Illustrated by Phua San San
The Very Solid Adventures of Handsome Hock and Champion Poh is a collection of childhood stories and memories of two boys who grew up in Singapore in the 1970s. Handsome Hock and Champion Poh live in the same block of HDB flats in Toa Payoh. They are curious and adventurous seven-year-olds, who become fast and best friends after their first meeting. Always full of energy, they get up to all sorts of mischief and have awesome adventures.
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Written in rhymes full of Singlish colour, the illustrations set the perfect visual tone for the text. A fun and funny read about a childhood set in historical Singapore.