The Lonely Boy and the Ugly Dog [by the author of Ellie Belly series]
An unlikely friendship blossoms when a shy boy meets a mutt on the street. This simple story, inspired by a Liu Kang artwork "Life by the river", reminds that beauty is more than skin deep, and that friendships can go a long way. Peppered with beautiful illustrations, it will connect with kids and adults alike.
Extent: 44 pp
Eliza Teoh, a former journalist and sub-editor with The Straits Times, is best known for her national bestselling children's book series, Ellie Belly, which has sold more than 90,000 copies to date.
John Lim is a versatile illustrator and designer with more than 10 years of industry experience. He has also illustrated books for Marshall Cavendish.