We are truly proud to announce that a new title to the Siri Aksi Adil (Adventures of Adil) collection – ‘Payung Datuk Adil’ (Adil’s Grandfather’s Umbrella) written by celebrity children’s book author Rilla Melati Bahri has been selected as one of the winners of the National Arts Council’s creative writing initiative Beyond Words 2016.
‘Payung Datuk Adil’ (Adil’s Grandfather’s Umbrella) is the fourth title in the series whose aim was to bring to life the adventures of an inquisitive five-year old modern Singapore Malay boy and his friends and family.
This visionary series pioneered the use of a bilingual Malay-English glossary at the end of each story to encourage present day generation of children who might be distant from their mother tongue, an entry point to appreciate and understand the Malay language better.
In addition to the above, another popular title who became a winner of the Bilingual Picture Book Project 2013 and was formerly published solely as a bilingual book under Candid Creation Publishing LLP has been successfully reprinted as two separate individual books - the Malay edition ‘Meja Makan Adil’ and an English one ‘Adil’s Dining Table’ are recipients of the National Arts Council’s translation grants and now exists as part of the Adventure of Adil series.
Our Official Launch was held on Saturday 28th May 2016 at the Asian Festival of Children's Content (AFCC) 2016.