The Marvellous Sugee Cake by Quek Hong Shin
Author: Quek Hong Shin
Year of Issue: 2020
Recommended for ages 3 and above
On Simon’s seventh birthday, sugee cake promises to be more than just a birthday treat—it brings together family and friends.
Simon’s family always makes sugee cake on special occasions. And today is one of those days. It’s Simon’s seventh birthday! He can’t wait to bite into a slice. But when Simon sits down to enjoy his treat, things don’t go as planned. Or so it seems, for unbeknown to Simon, his friends and family have been planning a birthday surprise for him—one that involves a marvellous sugee cake!
A homage to sugee cake that vows to entertain readers as they follow the adventures of Simon and his friends.
Quek Hong Shin is a freelance illustrator who has illustrated several picture books including 'The Marvellous Sugee Cake', 'The Amazing Sarong', 'The Incredible Basket', 'The Brilliant Oil Lamp', 'Inuka', 'Lolly’s Secret' and the Ahoy, Navy! series for the Republic of Singapore Navy’s fiftieth anniversary. 'The Amazing Sarong'—the first book he wrote and illustrated—was shortlisted for Best Children’s Title at the 2016 Singapore Book Awards, and the 2018 Hedwig Anuar Children’s Book Award. 'The Incredible Basket' won the 2019 Singapore Book Awards for Best Children’s Picture Book. Hong Shin conducts workshops for primary-school children and is an advocate for Superhero Me, an inclusive arts movement for children with special needs. He promotes local culture to the young through his works and storytelling.