9-year-old Amos Lee�s life is filled with exciting events. He has a neurotic mother, who mostly comes across as overbearing and a father who is a civil servant. But on New Year�s day, his mother asks him sit to down and write all his experiences and feelings in a diary, every time he visits the loo. The Diary of Amos Lee 1: I Sit, I Write, I Flush! written by Adeline Foo encapsulates these entries written by Amos in his diary.
The book has been written in the form of a journal, with events being narrated from Amos� point of view. It follows the events that transpire within a year�s time in his life, as he deals with the normal pressures of school, family and friendship. Every time Amos sits on the commode, he has five to eight minutes to himself, which his mum suggests should be utilised in doing something procreative. But she also fears that he will spend way too much time writing and eventually develop piles. Such a catastrophe!
Our protagonist�s initial journal entries comprise the usual, boring old stuff. But his mum soon gets a job as a writer, and Amos gets to follow her on the job. He gets to do a lot of interesting things like stare at the deformed frame of a frog, learn about his future through a fortune-telling parrot and witness a life-sized chocolate model of an F1 car. While things at home for Amos are turning interesting, his life at school is equally miserable at school because of a bully who leaves no stone unturned in tormenting the poor boy.
The author provides the reader a peek into the imagination of a 9-year-old, thereby explaining the reasons behind their behaviour at that particular age. At the same time, important events in Singapore are also nicely captured through Amos� point of view. You can order this book online and enjoy reading it with your child.
Adeline Foo is a writer of Singaporean origin and is a mother of three. Her books in The Diary of Amos Lee series have topped many best-seller lists all over the world for their quirky yet affable descriptions of the things in the life of a pre-teen kid. She is also known for the books in the Whoopie Lee Series as well as The Thing Under my Bed and Thomas Titans.This paperback edition of The Diary of Amos Lee 1: I Sit, I Write, I Flush! is published by Hachette India Children�s Books with an ISBN 10 number of 9350092956, and an ISBN 13 number of 9789350092958.