Two years ago, I published my first book, ‘Got Kids, Go Where?’.
But if you had read my introduction in the book, you will know that publishing a book was the furthest thing on my mind when I first started my blogging journey more than 12 years ago.
Well, publishing a revised edition of the same book clearly belongs to that same category. Because after the first print of the book sold out, I was asked if I wanted to come out with a revised edition of 'Got Kids, Go Where?'.
And so began the arduous process of compiling a few hundred of activities into one book again. Only this time, on top of editing the previous entries - including removing attractions that have since closed down - I had to include another 50 activities into the new book!
So yes, the brand new edition of the book now includes 5 brand new chapters - on top of the existing 50 chapters - which works out to a whopping 550 family-friendly activities! The activities and attractions are grouped by the various themes of play, nature, heritage and travel... coupled with bonus play sections too.
Once again, the monkies were with me while I took notes and snapped new photos for the book... whether it was play, heritage, nature, eating places, or travel ideas. Compared to the first book, Ale was more involved this time around as she, together with her brothers, assigned a cheekiemonkie rating ranging from 1 to 5 - with 5 being the most awesome on the scale - for each activity and attraction. They even chose the best of the lot (otherwise known as the RAVE!) in each chapter.
The Index section was hugely well-received with the first book, so the revised edition retains that - with information such as addresses, opening hours and fees - just for that extra convenience!
From the feedback I got from my first book, the kids love to flip through it and choose the activities they wish to do whenever the weekends or school holidays roll along! Solves the headache of thinking of places to bring the kids, no?
Finally, I have all of you thank – my supportive readers. Because this book is a huge extension of what my blog has evolved over the past years.
Even better, allow your kids to flip through the book and let them decide on the places they would love to go!
Thanks to everyone who have participated! I have decided to give away 10 prizes instead, so here are the 10 winners who have each won a copy of 'Got Kids, Go Where?' (Edition 2) book!
1. Veron Shuen-Ho
2. Susan Tan
3. Gaston Teo
4. Diana Teng
5. Shu Hann
6. Stephanie Seow
7. Rena Chiam
8. Yen Lam
9. Valerie Quek
10. Jennifer Gregory
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address so that the book can be mailed out to you. Thanks!
'Got Kids, Go Where? is retailing at $18.73 at Popular, Kinokuniya, Times and MPH bookstores. Alternatively, you can order online HERE (it's cheaper too!).