An elephant shows up at a mouse’s door one day. Aunty Phant has come to take care of little Timor. The two couldn’t be more different, but as Timor will soon find out, they aren’t so different after all!
The Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics (H.O.M.E) presents So Different!, a delightful children’s tale about a mouse who resents his elephant nanny around, but finds himself missing her when she goes away.
Written and illustrated by school teacher Stacey Low Loon, So Different! is a fable about our relationships with the migrant workers in our midst. Aunty Phant represents the domestic worker living with a family while Timor is the young child she is caring for. It teaches children to respect and accept others, regardless of differences in nationality, race, religion and socio-economic status. The book also comes with great activity ideas that allow children to put into practise what they have learnt about respect and acceptance.
So Different! is priced $15 per copy. ALL proceeds from the sale will go towards H.O.M.E’s welfare, education, advocacy and social support services.
Founded in 2004, H.O.M.E is an organisation that looks into the needs of the migrant community in Singapore and promotes the safe migration of peoples in search of greater livelihood opportunities overseas. We believe in “Building a culture of welcome where no Man, Woman or Child is a Stranger”, and that the dignity of the person, the dignity of work and the dignity of life are fundamental human rights. We assist workers through our helpdesks, legal aid services and shelters. We are also involved in public education initiatives, research work, skills-training programmes and rights-based education workshops for migrant workers.
To find out more, visit www.home.org.sg