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Ngumiti si Andoy: Author and Illustrator Interviews

Welcome to the second day of the Ngumiti si Andoy blog tour!Ngumiti si Andoy, written by Xi Zuq (/Shee Zuk/) and illustrated by Dominic Agsaway, is the winner of the 2013 PBBY Salanga and Alcala Prizes and the latest bilingual (Filipino and English) picture book from Adarna House.  

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…

Authors and Illustrators for the Victims of Typhoon Haiyan

If you are an author, please consider participating in this online auction for the benefit of Typhoon Haiyan victims.



And if you are an illustrator, please consider selling illustrations for the benefit of Typhoon Haiyan victims.

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The 2013 Filipino Readers' Choice Awards (Children's Picture Book and Novel in English Categories)

I'd like to congratulate the finalists for the 2013 Filipino Readers' Choice Awards, especially the finalists in the children's picture book category:

Ako’y Isang Mabuting Pilipino by Noel Cabangon and Jomike Tejido (Lampara Books) 

Mga Saranggola sa Tag-ulan by Eugene Evasco and Bernadette Solina-Wolf (LG&M Corporation)


Ninoy, Cory, and Noynoy by Yvette Fernandez and Abi Goy (Dream Big Books)

And the finalists in the novel in English category, all young adult novels!


Salingkit: A 1986 Diary by Cyan Abad-Jugo (Anvil) 


Voices in the Theater by A.S. Santos (Flipside Publishing) 


Woman in a Frame by Raissa Rivera Falgui (Flipside Publishing)

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!

Thank you, Studio Dialogo.

THANK YOU to Studio Dialogo for designing the new logo of the Filipino Readers' Choice Awards. Studio Dialogo is the design company of Filipino children's book illustrators Abi Goy, Fran Alvarez, Liza Flores, and Rommel Joson. The entire Filipino Readers' Choice Awards committee thanks and applauds you!!!!