- Publisher :Oyez!Books
- ISBN :9789670908180
- Author :Rossiti Aishah Rashidi
- Illustrator :Widiyatno
- Language :English
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Pak Belang, as many of us know, is the Malay nickname for tiger and means Mr Stripes. Pak Belang is the King of the Malaysian forest. He is a carnivore and a top predator. But one animal is not afraid of him. Guess which? Pak Belang is a good swimmer but is not so good at climbing. He kills his prey instantly with a bite on the neck. However, Pak Belang has one great enemy – humans. Today, there are not many tigers left in the wild. Pak Belang, the Malayan tiger is on the list of critically endangered animals.
Simple text combined with outstanding realistic and detailed illustrations make Rossiti's books winners. Pak Belang the Tiger is no exception - the illustrations by Indonesian artist Widiyatno are breathtaking.
DATIN ROSSITI AISHAH RASHIDI is a homemaker, mother of five, writer and environmental advocate. She has written children’s books on wildlife since 2006. Her other published books are Manja the Orangutan and Puteri Tioman the Green Turtle, of which the latter has achieved an Honour List 2014 award for excellent writing by IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People), based in Switzerland. Puteri Tioman was also selected as one of the Top 50 Malaysian Titles for International Rights publication by the National Book Council of Malaysia in 2012 and 2013.
Her writings are based on true animal stories, the challenges faced by these animals in order to survive this world of land and space conflict with human beings in addition to pollution. As an environmental advocate she supports many NGOs and community-based groups in greening the country through tree planting events, both in forests and cities. Currently she’s on the Advisory Committee for Shah Alam Trees for Life while motivating people and government bodies to preserve and conserve green spaces within the city through motivational talks and storytelling. She’s also an active volunteer in Zoo Negara, carrying out environmental enrichment and tree planting activities for the three elephants featured in this book.
Other than writing and promoting reading, Rossiti loves gardening, growing herbs and vegetables, snorkelling and cooking for family and friends.
Widiyatno was born in Magelang, Central Java, Indonesia on 20th September, 1961. He is a graduate of the Art Institute of Yogyakarta, Indonesia. A versatile artist and illustrator, Widiyatno is known for his urban sketches, comic strips and watercolours.