Title of Picture Book: Pagtulog Na, Nene
Author: A Hiligaynon Lullaby
Illustrator: Hermes Alegre
Publisher and Country (may be self-published): Ilaw ng Tahanan Publishing, Inc., PHILIPPINES
Publisher’s Blurb: “Pagtulog na, Nene” is a gentle lullaby from the Hiligaynon-speaking people of Panay Island in western Visayas, Philippines. The name “Nene” is a term of endearment for a female child or a young woman in the Visayas, and even in Luzon. Today, the song is frequently rendered in arranged choral style because of its sweet melody and flowing rhythm. It is possible that there are other versions of this lullaby, since folk songs are an oral tradition. They are shaped and reshaped over time by the people that sing them.
Theme (Self, Friends, Family, Places, Celebrations, Nature, Technology, etc): Family
5 Keywords (other than themes): Lullaby, Folk song, Painting, Mother & child, Bedtime
Brief Review (in under 50 words): If you loved Hermes Alegre’s art in BAHAY KUBO (1993), you’ll love his mother and child paintings against vivid countryside backdrops in his new picture book, PAGTULOG NA, NENE (2017).
Where to buy or borrow (if available): www.tahananbooks.ph
ISBN Number (if available): ISBN: 978-621-422-013-7
Submitted by (could be your preferred name, including pen name): Tahanan Books