He’ll see animals he reads about

Animal-loving boy will celebrate his birthday at The New Paper Courts Big Walk at S’pore Zoo
Kenneth Tan, who turns seven on Nov 28, is going to get a big birthday surprise.
His father, Mr Tan Say Yam, will be taking the boy to The New Paper Courts Big Walk.
Joining them will be Kenneth’s mother, his younger brother and the family’s domestic helper.
Mr Tan, 45, a stay-at-home dad, said he intended to share the news only days before the event.
“If I tell the boys now, they would get too excited and start pestering me by saying ‘I want to go now’,” he said.
This will be their first time taking part in the Big Walk as a family.
Kenneth, a Primary 1 pupil at Path-light School, has an immense love for animals and nature. That is why Mr Tan feels it would be a perfect birth-day celebration for his son.
Both Kenneth and his three-year-old brother, Daniel, love reading books like Animals (a children’s en-cyclopedia) and picture books such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Mis-ter Seahorse and The Mixed-Up Cha-meleon by author Eric Carle.