Nobody seems to understand 6-year-old Darryl, until one day, a mysterious new friend – Blob – visits from space and they form an instant connection. How will this chance encounter change Darryl’s way of expressing himself as he travels with Blob through the Universe of Feelings?
Quek Hong Shin is an award-winning author and illustrator whose work includes The Incredible Basket (Best Children’s Picture Book at the Singapore Book Awards 2019), The One and Only Inuka and The Amazing Sarong, his first book which was shortlisted for the Hedwig Anuar Children’s Book Award in 2018. Hong Shin joined Superhero Me in 2016 as a facilitator, or captain, where he honed his skills in fostering social interaction between children of different abilities and co-creating art with them. Hong Shin was one of six lead artists involved in PEEKABOO!, a six-month inclusive arts residency at Rainbow Centre which culminated in a festival in March 2019. His visual arts installation – Universe of Feelings – co-created with two classes of students with autism, sparked the development of this book. An educator’s guide will be available here for download in Jan 2020.
Written and Illustrated by Quek Hong Shin
Published by Superhero Me in 2019