The Adventures of Squirky the Alien

A Children's Book Series on Adoption


The Sunday Times – July 28 2014


ST Online, May 10 2014


Travel + Leisure (Southeast Asia) – June 2014 Issue


myMetro – 19 August 2014 


“Buku cerita kanak-kanak hasil penulis tempatan ini sesuai untuk menyampaikan mesej buat anak-anak supaya menerima diri mereka seadanya dan tidak salah untuk anak-anak bertanyakan soalan untuk mereka memahami dunia sejak di usia kecil.”

(“This book is very suitable for children with its message on self-acceptance. Parents should accommodate children’s questions in order for them to understand today’s world.”) 

Click here for the full article.

SassyMama Singapore – 25 September 2014



“Our 4-year-old was delighted to follow this tale (aliens, spaceships and UFOs engage young audiences easily) while the inherent message about adoption, identity and discovering one’s origin was clear and easy for our little one to understand.”

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Singapore’s Child – October 2014 Issue


Singapore’s Child – November 2014 Issue 


The Borneo Post, Nov 9 2014


Read the full article here.

Makchic, Jan 15 2015


“The plot is almost unheard of in the children’s books genre especially in this region, where adoption is a topic rarely discussed. But author, Melanie Lee, hopes that through Squirky’s journey to self-discovery, parents will be able to talk openly on the subject with their little ones.”

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Malay Mail, Feb 2 2015


Young Parents, March 2015 issue


Parenthood, March 2015 issue


BFM: The Bigger Picture, Live & Learn with Chua Ern Teck (16 March 2015) 


You can listen to the full interview here.

Super Cool Books, 2 July 2015


Melanie Lee writes a lot of stuff but right now she’s mostly known for her picture books, and she was also involved in this superhero project for kids. We met at this year’s Asian Festival of Children’s Content. She’s friendly, funny and full of creative ideas. You could sit with her and chat about stuff forever. But she’s very busy too. So the next best thing you can do right now is read this interview with her below. She talks about aliens, monsters and imaginary friends. Bonus: also, her writing process.

Read the rest of the interview here.

SassyMama Singapore – 14 October 2015


Squirky is included in this list! Click here for the full article.

The Sunday Times, 20 March 2016


The Straits Times, 26 March 2016


Glee actress is interviewed about sharing her personal adoption story in Squirky Book #5. Click here to read the full article.

Asian Geographic Junior, April 2016 issue


The Borneo Post, 13 April 2016


Illustrator David Liew flies the Squirky flag high in Kuching, Malaysia!

Video interview by TP students

Year 1 students from Temasek Polytechnic’s School of Business (Communications & Media Management) ask about how the Squirky book series came to be. This video was done in conjunction with People’s Association and reproduced here with permission from PA and TP.

The Straits Times, 26 May 2016 

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