The book recounts his experience with the Japanese who occupied Singapore from 1942-1945.
The book is about that everyone thought that all the Japanese who occupied Singapore were bad hearted and cruel, but several Japanese officers were kind and even protected the author, who was ten at that time.
The events that the author experienced made him realize that if someone were to judge people, he or she must not judge the book from its cover.
It is simple and easy to read, people of all ages could be able to read.
It this interesting and informative. It shows us the experience and hardship people had gone through during the Japanese occupation.
The book is full of humour and suspense. It shows that the author/main character as very playful and mischievous.
Thoughts and comments
Tan Jun Yeow:
I have learnt from the book that shouldn’t judge
people by what they do and I must strive to
look beneath the surface. I have also learned
that some Japanese officers were kind and
even protected Arthur the main character in
the story. This book also made us realized how
Lucky we are. We do not have to suffer what our
ancestors had suffered during the Japanese
Ching Shi Jie:
After reading the book, I feel that although most Japanese soldiers were bad and cruel, some of them were kind and friendly. It shows that in life, we some not judge a person only from his/her weaknesses. This book also tells us how the people suffered during the Japanese occupation.
After reading this book, I feel that not all Japanese soldiers were harsh and bad as we always thought. In fact, there were some good Japanese soldiers and officials in the army. I believed that when the Japanese officers gave harsh punishments to the soldiers, they could be venting their anger on the people in Singapore at that time, it shows that the soldiers were very bad and cruel.