Aaahhh, it feels so good to be back.

Monday, January 9, 2012
I've felt a little unstable without my blog =P, but I'm back now and I'd like to share the latest releases from Adarna House. All these picture books are in Filipino, but include English translations. To give you an idea of the writing and illustrations, I have posted below their covers as well as their first couple of pages:



Ang Ambisyosong Istetoskop, written by Luis Gatmaitan and illustrated by Beth Parrocha Doctolero (second edition)

A book revealing some of the struggles and triumphs of Jose Rizal, the Philippines' national hero.



Dalawang Dagang Bulag, written by Rodolfo Desuasido and illustrated by Rommel Joson (third edition)

I love this! Tight, smart rhyming text and illustrations that both capture and expand the spirit of this little country tale. Woot!



Rosa Albina, written by Virgilio S. Almario and illustrated by Kora Dandan-Albano (third edition)

A classic Filipino children's story about humility and camaraderie.



Si Hinlalaki, written by Virgilio S. Almario and illustrated by Hubert Fucio (third edition)

I love this one too! A playful story about fingers - yes, fingers - with restrained writing (Can you tell I prefer restrained writing for picture books?) and cheeky illustrations!

ETA: Oh, oh, oh! I just found out that you can buy the electronic version of Si Hinlalaki. Click here. Buy now! Buy now!



Whuush!, written by Glenda Oris and illustrated by Aldy Aguirre

This book makes the winds and the rest of their environment come alive for children in interesting ways!

5 comments:

dementedchris said...

I wanted to buy Whuush! and Rosa Albino for my niece, but she's not at that reading level yet (at least, when it comes to Filipino). I got her a different Rio Alma book instead (still about a carabao). I thought the illustrations in these books were just lovely. :)

Tarie said...

Oh, the main strength of Whuush!, Rosa Albina, and Ang Ambisyosong Istetoskop is definitely the illustrations.

Anonymous said...

I also love Si Hinlalaki. It has few words and a perfect rhyme scheme! Really recommended for children!

Marjorie said...

What a wonderful selection - I do love Adarna books!

A Happy New Year, Tarie.

Tarie said...

Anonymous: Wheeeeeee!

Marjorie: Happy New Year!!! Will I meet you in May?

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