The second in a series of four IYC Children Storybooks about co-operation “Little Otter Goes Fishing” was launched at Co-opaliciouz, a family fun large scale event on 9 June 2012 at the Marina Barrage.
Little Otter wants to catch his own food, but he does not know where to begin. However, help is on the way when Big Otter utilises fun and interesting training techniques to teach Little Otter how to fish for himself.
The book was commissioned by SNCF and penned by international award winning local author Emily Lim and is based on the co-operative values of self and mutual help.
Through the illustration of self and mutual help values, young readers (aged 3-6 years) are shown how learning new skills can help one become more independent and less reliant on others while teaching them to help others in return.
“A Very Big Storm” and “Little Otter Goes Fishing” can be downloaded onto the iPhone, iPad and Android mobile application from Apple App Store and Android Marketplace.
Minister of State Halimah Yacob also lead 15,000 co-operative members, families and the public in a chorus reading of ‘A Very Big Storm’ .
MOS MCYS was accompanied by Ms Dolly Goh, SNCF Chief Executive Officer, Mr Zee Yoong Kang, SNCF 1st Deputy Chairman, Dr R Theyvendran, SNCF 2nd Deputy Chairman, and Ms Elaine Ng, National Library Board (NLB) Chief Executive Officer.