Starchild: Malaysian children get creative with their drawings on giants


Mabel Loo Jia Ting, 10

If you came face to face with a giant, would you be afraid or curious? What would you say to it? Imagine climbing up the giant’s leg and trying to shake hands!

Giants have been featured in many TV series and films. My favourite giant is the fictional character Hagrid (in the Harry Potter series) who is actually half-giant, half-human.

Giants are often depicted as unpleasant in Greek mythology, in the stories like Jack And The Beanstalk, and TV shows like Land of The Giants. But according to Hindu mythology, giants are gentle while the Abrahamic mythology describes them as the offspring of fallen angels. What do you think?

Here’s what Starchild readers had to say on the topic, Land of the Giants.

Nadia Asha Solomon, 5Nadia Asha Solomon, 5

“In the Land of the Giants, I went into a shop selling giant candy! There were giant lollipops, giant candy canes, giant cakes and chocolates. Among all, there was my favourite giant ice cream cone. I was so excited. Would you be excited or scared to be in the Land of Giants?” writes Nadia Asha Solomon, five.

Bethany Wang Qi Syuen, 5Bethany Wang Qi Syuen, 5

“I don’t think I would like to be in the Land of the Giants because I would feel so small. Everything will be big and scary for me! I prefer to be in my house reading stories about giants instead, ” says Bethany Wang Qi Syuen, five.

Asher Wang Qi Chuen, 3Asher Wang Qi Chuen, 3

Younger sibling Asher Wang Qi Chuen, three, writes: “In the land of the Giants, I can see many dinosaurs. I’d also like to meet Mr Bull who is big and strong like a giant.

“My favourite part of the Land of Giants would be Candy Sweet World. I would have mixed feeling being in a place filled with sweets and chocolates. I would be happy to be stationed at the giant fruit tree shop, candy lollipop shop, and fluffy rainbow cloud cotton candy shop, writes Mabel Loo Jia Ting, 10. — Compiled by Sheela Chandran

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ITEM: It will soon be Valentine’s Day, a day when we show our loved ones that we care for them. Design a Valentine’s card for Mum, Dad or your favourite person (make it as beautiful as possible). Include a message or even a line of poetry or two, to say how much you love and appreciate that person.

All letters must include your full name, age (open to children aged 12 and below), gender, e-mail, phone number and address. Please write your name behind the drawing and the topic. All letters must reach us by Feb 5. Send your letters to:

Starchild, c/o Lifestyle

Star Media Group Bhd

Menara Star, 15, Jalan 16/11

46350 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

You can also e-mail your contributions to lifestyle@thestar.com.my. Please put “STARCHILD” in the subject line of your e-mail. Scanned drawings should be in jpeg format, with a resolution of 200 dpi.

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