There is nothing so powerful in this world as love, and the most powerful love is a mother’s love.
It was love for her children that inspired first-time author Jessie Shen to write Book About Basics, Everything and Love. Jessie’s work blends ancient wisdoms, new age philosophy and everyday life lessons in a series of poetic and humorous vignettes drawn from her experience of bringing up two boys. Often funny, and always heartfelt, Book About Basics is most of all a celebration of the relationship between a mother and her children.
Book about Basics is perfect bedtime reading for young children, being both entertaining and educational. It is beautifully illustrated, with text in both English and Mandarin.
Asked what inspired her to write Book About Basics, Jessie responds:
“When my son eldest, Jay, asked me why we study history and humanities, I didn’t have a good answer. But recognising the importance of the question, I thought for a long time before coming up with one. His question was a source of inspiration. The best way I could answer it was to write this children’s book. It tells the story of a mother’s unconditional love for her children. It’s based on my experience raising my two boys as a single mother, along with my dedication to making the world a better place for them to grow up in.”