Sunday, April 7, 2013


Brightness Sailors, 
Bit by Bit

About a child releasing Brightness and trusting Love.
"There's a fickle stream in Grandma's head ..."

En's grandma is losing her hold on clear thoughts and memories. It is a scary and lonely place. So En sails out to bring Brightness from their past and releases them to relight Grandma's world. Will Grandma remember them?

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We are a small house. Extremely not-big. In fact, we are just a wooden desk set in front of a window, looking out to the bright, green tops of sturdy rain trees. And really, you got me ~ we are also mainly me.

We Me: Gueh Yanting {Claudine}, writing and producing stories with a bunch of wonderful artists from Singapore and Malaysia. We dream of making beautiful books of stories and art, books with characters who inspire a spirit of personal heroism. 

Personal Heroism. What on earth? 

A gust of gusto. I think it begins with self-honesty, and goes on with stepping out.  Climb out your bedroom window ~ My Clearest Me.  Push your boat out into a fickle stream ~ Brightness Sailors, Bit by Bit. {If there's something good you really want, just go and take that step. I'll be thrilled for you.}

We are a small publishing house and we are still taking our next step. Please help us spread the word and cheer us on to our next book, our next story, our next mad dream! {We are not able to accept manuscripts for now, but we are always happy to make a new fellow writer/reader/blogger friend.}

Thank you very much! Fly free, be kind and stay bright always.

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My Thoughts

This is a beautiful rhyming story of a child trying to understand what is happening to her Grandma. The little girl, En notices that her grandma does not remember many of the stories she use to share with her and her family. What can she do to bring her grandma's memories back.  She sets out in her small boat to light a lantern over the water to find answers of her grandma's memory.  

This story brought me to tears.  My dad suffered from dementia.  I could feel En's pain, her wanting her grandmother to have her memory back.  All we can do is remember the stories they have shared with us  along with the days we have spent with them and pass those memories on to others.  Sometimes if you talk to the person with memory loss you can see a spark of memory that then fades away like a light fading slowly waiting to go out.
Carry Their Memories With You!
I applaud my friend and author, Claudine Gueh in writing such a wonderful endearing story.  This story will help children and adults to endure with patience any adult with memory loss. You may even learn something very important about their past "That fickle stream within their head...", I did with my father.

I highly recommend this book!!

I rated this book a 5+ out of 5.

Disclosure:  I received a free copy of this book from CarryUsOffBooks/Claudine Gueh for review.  I was in no compensated for this review.  This review is my honest opinion.


  1. I'm sorry to hear about your dad, Patricia. It's difficult to watch our loved ones slip into confusion. You're right on those sparks we see in their eyes when they remember. Precious moments, those. Thank you for your wonderful thoughts on this book, Patricia!

  2. What a lovely review about a wonderful book. Keep spreading the brightness!


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