List: Pagtulog Na, Nene

Pagtulog Na NeneTitle 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.
Tahanan Books - Pagtulog Na Nene
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

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List: Salted Fish

Title of Picture Book: Salted Fish

Author: Yeo Wei Wei

Illustrator: Ye Shufang

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): National Gallery, Singapore

Publisher’s Blurb: Lynn is visiting the National Art Gallery for the first time with her favourite toy Cotton Bunny. Both of them notice a funny smell in one of the galleries. The smell seems to be coming from one of the paintings! Lynn and Cotton Bunny are about to embark on a journey that they will never forget, a journey where art, memory, and the present meet.

5 Keywords (other than themes): imagination, artwork, gallery, painting, food

Brief Review (in under 50 words): An imaginative visit to the National Gallery Singapore, featuring a famous painting by Cheong Soo Pieng.

Where to buy or borrow (if available): NLB, Singapore

ISBN Number (if available): 978-981-08-6444-6

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

List: Koko the Great

Title of Picture Book: Koko the Great

Author: Natalie Hennedige

Illustrator: Twisstii

Publisher and Country (may be self-published): National Art Gallery, Singapore

Publisher’s Blurb: Koko is a small village boy with a lively imagination, so life by the river is never dull. This adventure takes Koko further than he has ever been, to the end of the river where the river meets the sea. Does Koko take a step into the great beyond?

Koko’s story was inspired by “Life by the River”, an oil painting by one of Singapore’s first generation artist Liu Kang. The painting is in the collection of the National Heritage Board, Singapore.

5 Keywords (other than themes): imagination, art, national art gallery, painting, history

Brief Review (in under 50 words): “A wonderful story that celebrates the imagination of young children.” – Suchen Christine Lim, Singapore Literature Prizewinner

Where to buy or borrow (if available): NLB, Singapore

ISBN Number (if available): 079-981-08-8758-2

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