Y.Y. Chan is an award-winning author based in Hong Kong. She grew up in Australia and graduated with First Class Honors in Bachelor of Education from Griffith University (QLD), and also has an M.A. in English Language Teaching from CUHK. She has been teaching English for over ten years.
She now tutors English, runs workshops for kids, and writes freelance for different educational institutes. She started writing books for children in February 2020.
Can You Hear Me, Daddy? is her debut picture book, and winner of the Royal Dragonfly Book Award in 2020.
She has also published an early reader extended version of the picture book, called Can you Hear Me? as well as My Reading Journal a guided reading journal for kids to keep track of their reading.
For more information, visit the Author’s website or contact using the links below.
WhatsApp: +852 6763 5412
Can You Hear Me, Daddy? (PaperBack)
"This book provides a guided storyline about a little girl going through the loss of her father. The author's choice of words used in the story takes the reader into the life of a little girl and the feelings she underwent when she first heard her father became ill to the time of his death. Parents or guardians will be touched as they read this with their child. Can You Hear Me, Daddy? encourages children to reflect on their emotions and begin the process of expressing them. If a child has lost a parent, this book will help them feel as if they are not alone in their feelings and that there is hope after loss. When you believe in greater things and have faith in God, a sense of peace will overcome them. Thank you for the opportunity to read such a passionate and heartfelt story. I highly recommend this book to parents, guardians, educators, and psychologists."
“Can You Hear Me, Daddy?” is such a wonderful and touching story. This little girl goes through this all and it is such a touching story line. This book has beautiful images and a wonderful ending where the little girl and her mother see the blue butterfly fly past them. I love, love your book. 😊-Child age 10
My Reading Journal
"My Reading Journal is a complete workbook with worksheets focusing on helping children learn how to comprehend what they are reading. This book encourages them to be avid readers. The worksheets focus on pre-reading, while reading, and after reading skills. Children will enjoy learning stronger fluency and comprehension skills with fun writing activities provided in this book. A few worksheets that I found extremely helpful were the pre-reading skills worksheet focusing on questions to ask yourself before reading the story. This technique will encourage readers to comprehend what is taking place. It will also allow them to recall the story once they have finished their book. I also enjoyed the interview, poster, diary, and role-play worksheets. My Reading Journal offers a complete guided workbook that can be used at home for homeschooling parents and provided to students struggling with reading comprehension and need an extra resource to increase their comprehension skills. This complete journal can also be given as part of a lesson plan in a regular and special education classroom. I highly recommend this journal to parents and educators." -School Psychologist
“I like this Journal because there are things you can fill in and write on. There are so many cool activities included. My favorite one is where you ask the character questions. You can ask questions to the author too. I think this can help kids who have a problem with reading comprehension because they can interact with the book by using the worksheets.”
-Child age 10
Can You Hear Me? Hope After Loss (Chapter Book)
"Can You Hear Me? Hope After Loss, provides great details about a child going through the process of loss. The personal details offer guidance and support to children who have or are going through the loss of a loved one. Such heart-felt words will bring tears to your eyes as you feel and hear the real stages of loss spoken. The book provides discussion questions at the end which allows families to discuss their experiences with loss. This book would be great for families, educators, therapists, and psychologists."
“I liked the questions at the end of the book. They help you remember the storyline. They can help kids know their feelings. It can help kids talk about their feelings.” -Child age 10
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