Guest Post – Influencing the Leaders of Tomorrow - Afternoon, folks. Amelia Hinn asked me to do a guest post today on creating leaders out of our kids today. I hadn’t any objections so please be so good a...
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"The Filipino picture book Naku, Nakuu, Nakuuu! represents a part of the world not often seen in Swedish publishing for children. The theme, however, is universal: A child getting a younger sibling. The boy Isko’s anxiety about the changes he suspects will take place in his family is expressed by the recurrent cry of 'Naku, nakuu, nakuuu!' (roughly 'My, my, oh my!').Sergio Bumatay III (Serj), the book's illustrator, is our guest for today and I have asked him a few questions:
The illustrations mirror the main character’s apprehension, and visualize his fears in an imaginative and detailed way. Through a changing palette of colors the pictures follow Isko’s mood from anxious bewilderment to the harmonious final page: Here, the mask which Isko has worn throughout the book has been removed, and he seems to have grown into his role of soon-to-be older brother."