In Ngumiti si Andoy, a boy named Andrew is drawing the statues in his school's heroes park when the statue of Andres "Andoy" Bonifacio, the Father of the Philippine Revolution, comes to life. Andrew and Andoy have a conversation about Andoy's parents, siblings, and wife. The bookhasgreat educational value - teachers and parents can use it to introduce children to the hero or complement formal history lessons - but it is not overtly didactic.
For the Ngumiti si Andoy blog tour, I am interviewing both the book's author and illustrator, as well as sharing some of the illustrator's initial sketches for the book.
Let's start with the debut author and my fellow book reviewer Mich…
If you want to catch the announcement of the winners of the 2013 Filipino Readers' Choice Awards, please attend the 3rd Filipino ReaderCon on Nov. 9 at the Rizal Library of the Ateneo de Manila University!