About The Invisible People Series
The Invisible People series is a tribute to some special people who hold very special jobs. Those who grow up with us, build our homes and even those whom we see every single day without fail. Yet, we may not treat them like they are a part of our lives. Let us get to know these Invisible People better and together make them visible by waving help or even saying a simple ‘thank you’ to them today.
This book series highlights some of the invisible people in our society: domestic workers, construction workers, and bus drivers. Even though these workers have played and continue to play a key part in contributing to Singapore’s growth, they are often treated with disdain and disrespect.
These beautifully illustrated books offer heartfelt stories that help children appreciate these unsung heroes in our society. Aunty Goes Home depicts how a family helps their domestic worker discover her passion for cooking during her time with them. They empower her to achieve her dreams when it’s time for her to return home. Uncles at Work portrays how a kind father teaches his son to bring food and drinks to the construction workers who are building their flat. The Bus Driver is the story of how something as simple as the bus trip to school and the interaction with the bus driver can inspire and impact one’s growing-up years.
These stories remind us that these workers are people who have the same needs and dreams that we do. They demonstrate how seemingly simple acts of kindness can make a world of difference, both to the workers who receive and the child who gives.
- Aunty Goes Home
- Uncles at Work
- The Bus Driver
About the Author
Ames is married to her childhood friend Jonathan and they currently have two children. She initially started writing to alleviate cabin fever after converting to stay-home mum status and found her passion in storytelling. She taught English and History for several years, before travelling to train students in leadership and communication skills, both in Singapore and parts of Southeast Asia.
About the Illustrator
Jayl is a multi-disciplinary designer based in Singapore. She has been actively freelancing for 5 years now, mainly working on branding projects that help small busineses with their design needs. Her main passion still lies in illustration, with anything revolving around hand lettered type to illustrating books to murals. She dreams of travelling the world to paint murals one day.