List: Mang Andoy’s Signs

Mang Andoy's Signs (front cover)Title of Picture Book: Mang Andoy’s Signs

Author: Mailin Paterno

Illustrator: Pepper Roxas

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Ilaw ng Tahanan Publishing, Inc., PHILIPPINES

Publisher’s Blurb: Mang Andoy the signmaker is given the challenge of a lifetime when the Mayor barges into his workshop one day and complains, “It’s chaos out there! Nobody’s following the rules!” How then can Mang Andoy create signs that would turn their unruly community into law-abiding citizens? The art of persuasion is delightfully unveiled in Paterno’s richly nuanced urban tale brought to street life by Roxas’s zany imagination. Children will be all the wiser to learn that how you ask is just as important as what you ask for.

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Theme (Self, Friends, Family, Places, Celebrations, Nature, Technology, etc): Places, Self

5 Keywords (other than themes): Rules, Courtesy, Road Safety, Directions, Order and Chaos

Brief Review (in under 50 words): Beautiful contradictions!

“Ms. Roxas’ illustrations complement Ms. Paterno’s prose. The images I conjured is enriched through her collages. There is so much to see and to take in in every page. A feast for the eyes! That part of the book where Mang Andoy puts up the signs is an invitation to play with the author and the illustrator. Ms. Roxas provided an environment where members of the community are seen reacting to this attempt of creating order in chaos. Ms. Paterno further challenges the reader to interact not only with the written word, but the spaces in between them. There is something hidden there. The silence in these spaces made me wonder. And then, there is that arrival at an AHA moment. Oh, what fun!” – Zarah Gagatiga

Where to buy or borrow (if available): www.tahananbooks.ph

ISBN Number (if available): ISBN: 978-971-630-182-3

Submitted by (could be your preferred name, including pen name): Tahanan Books

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List: 123 Tara, Laro Tayo!

TaraLaroTayo coverTitle of Picture Book: 123 Tara, Laro Tayo!

Author: Elbert Or

Illustrator: Elbert Or

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Ilaw ng Tahanan Publishing, Inc., PHILIPPINES

Publisher’s Blurb: Our very young readers need to discover the magic of books before they are mesmerized by he spells of the computer. In this delightful bilingual concept book, children will learn to count from one to ten as they follow the playful Carabao and his other animal friends through the joy of uniquely Filipino games. The witty illustrations will delight child readers and keep them entertained for hours.
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Theme (Self, Friends, Family, Places, Celebrations, Nature, Technology, etc): Friends, Fun, Counting

5 Keywords (other than themes): Bilingual, Outdoor games, Numbers, Preschool, Animals

Brief Review (in under 50 words): “A delightful book for toddlers learning to count and play simple games.” –Nina Lim-Yuson, Executive Director, Museo Pambata Foundation

“Our very young readers need to discover the magic of books before they are mesmerized by he spells of the computer. In this delightful bilingual concept book, children will learn to count from one to ten as they follow the playful Carabao and his other animal friends through the joy of uniquely Filipino games. The witty illustrations will delight child readers and keep them entertained for hours.” –Carla M. Pacis, Gawad Balagtas Lifetime Achievement Awardee for Children’s Literature in English

Where to buy or borrow (if available): www.tahananbooks.ph

ISBN Number (if available): ISBN: 978-621-422-006-9

Submitted by (could be your preferred name, including pen name): Tahanan Books