Flashback some three score years, when I started to received kiddie lessons in rudimentary English. Back then, there were no nursery or kindergarten classes. So my late mum – with her very limited knowledge of the language – took it upon herself to each me the A,B,Cs..and slightly beyond.
I remember most clearly a textbook called “The Oxford English Course For Malaya”. The opening pages showed a man and a pan. And so off we went ranting : “A man; a pan; a man and a pan; a pan and a man”.
Alas, I cannot remember anything past these items. It would be nice to get hold of a copy of that vintage book. As a consolation, I went to Google, downloaded some old photos, and re-created the cover with Adobe PS, printed it out and pasted it on a dummy book.