The Journal of To To in the Pandemic
The Journal of To To in the Pandemic is an electronic book and interactive children literature, with a text which can be adapted into a children’s play. Readers will see Hong Kong under the pandemic from the perspective of To To, the ten-year-old protagonist of the book. The journal chronicles her personal experiences, feelings and anticipation for the future with a sense of naïveté. It also portrays how people from various backgrounds support and comfort each other through the difficult times.
Being the first-ever literary researcher in Hong Kong drama scene, Dr. Tao Siu- tip was a lecturer of Drama Study at the Macau University, host and coordinator of the internet video channel “Theatre Chit-Chat”, vice-chairman of the Whole Theatre and researcher of the “Hong Kong TV Pioneers Project” for the Museum of Hong Kong. A veteran author and editor of books on theatre studies, she has written or edited 15 books. Dr. Tao is currently an author of drama books, columnist, drama critic, adjudicator of the Hong Kong Drama Awards, assessor of Hong Kong Arts Development Council, as well as Director of POP Theatre.
An Animated Pandemic World Through the Eyes of a Child
To To is a smart and optimistic girl living in Hong Kong, where the coronavirus is raging. She has written 56 weekly diary entries about her daily observations. They describe the bitter-sweet experience of Hong Kong people in face of difficulties, while expressing the sentiments amid the pandemic. To make reading more enjoyable for young readers, the team has added different animation and sound effects to vividly present the images of each diary entry.