A mother and daughter team—Cathie Hearns and Betty Harrison—takes readers on a whirlwind tour through Malaysia. The poems and colourful illustrations will capture the imagination of those yet to visit and evoke wonderful memories for those already familiar with this amazing country. Younger readers will be carried along by the colourful illustrations and rhyming verse, while the rich vocabulary and extensive glossary will educate and inspire readers of all ages.
We’re going on an adventure,
A trip through a part of Asia,
With azure seas and ancient rainforests
ln a country called Malaysia.
Here they celebrate all religions,
The cultural festivals abound,
Your senses will be set alight
With amazing sights and sounds.
Avoid the aggressive fire ant,
Anticipate auspicious ang pow,
Appreciate the antics of the awesome argus
Don’t delay…. let’s go right now!
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Marvel at majestic caves,
Mystical mosques and minarets,
Be mesmerised by the muezzin’s cry
And Merdeka Square’s magnificent set
Meet at a mellow mamak stall,
Make some meat bone tea,
lmmerse vourselfin the megasales,
Munch on mangosteen.
Mollify menacing monitor lizards,
Meander through a mangrove maze,
Be mindful of maddening mosquitoes
And the macaques’ mischievous ways.