Look and Read had always been one of my very favourite school text books - mainly because of the rich and lively illustrations.
When I discovered it in one of the bookstalls at Chowrasta Market in Penang years ago, I could hardly believe my luck. Then I found another copy ..... and now I would like to share this with all those fine-feathered friends of mine - albeit in my quirky way.
There are many issues to discuss with regard to the selection and content of this reader but right now I just want to indulge in pretty and nostalgic pictures.
It was usually a tough competition - to keep the chatek 'afloat' by kicking and balancing it on one foot. I was just useless. I preferred the paper ball, a cheap toy to purchase.
Another image here of an item we all disliked. It is associated with bathing, and washing up dishes and clothes. Yecchh!
And here's a soapy song from the 60s.
Must admit to feeling a bit tearful listening to this. Must go whesh my face.