This special historical companion to the Danger Dan series was released in July 2015 to commemorate SG50. Danger Dan and Gadget Girl uncover our nation's past, all the way from the time of Sang Nila Utama right up to independence. They'll also investigate intriguing areas seldom found in your history books! Join the superhero duo as they unearth facts such as - which animals have escaped from the Singapore Zoo, how long the first MRT ride was and where you can find a tiger car (and what a tiger car is)! Never has history been this fun!
Reading level: 9-14 years old. Retail price: $14.90 (before GST). You may buy the book from Epigram Books' online store, Closetful of Books' online store or at all good bookstores.
Praise for Secrets of Singapore
"A very comprehensive and interesting recounting of Singapore's history from its earliest times, Secrets of Singapore is wonderfully written in a style that is exquisitely simple and appropriate for young readers." —Koh Boon Long, former MOE Deputy Director, National Education, and retired principal
“Danger Dan and Gadget Girl have really outsmarted me this time. There are secrets of Singapore that I didn’t even know about! Secrets of Singapore is a comprehensive account of everything Singaporean—from history to politics to transport, education and food—and has fascinating details, interesting commentaries and humorous illustrations. It is a book that should be in every Singaporean kid’s collection.” —Dr Cheah Yin Mee, partner and consultant, Learning Ventures, council member, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Singapore
“I wish Danger Dan and Gadget Girl were around to help me with History back when I was in school. Secrets of Singapore will be a boon for those mugging for Social Studies, as it presents facts about the social and cultural history of Singapore in an interesting way, with memorable drawings and illustrations by James Tan.” —Lim Cheng Tju, Country Editor for the International Journal of Comic Art
“An easy-to-read, interesting book that should appeal to any young reader who wants to find out more about Singapore’s history, and which contains many fun facts that are not commonly known.” —Lee Siong Boon, history teacher