Kuwentong Nanay. Reading is More Fun with our Mothers around!
In my previous blogs, I shared to you my journey as a Mom. One way to connect with my son is through reading and storytelling with him. We read books every night before going to sleep. I am Booklover, while my son is my little Bookworm! As a Librarian, and as a Storyteller to the young ones and young at heart.. I would like to recommend the local children's literature / storybooks which is all about values of children to their mother. Happy Mother's Day to all Moms!
UUWI NA ANG NANAY KONG SI DARNA
Story by Edgar Samar
Illstrations by Russell Molina
Darna is a Filipino superheroine, not unlike Wonder Woman. It tells the story of an Overseas Filipino Worker, working as a baby sitter in Hong Kong. It tells of the reality of Filipinos needing to live away from family just so they can provide for their family’s material needs.
The story is told in an engaging and light manner. Through the story, adults and children alike can have a better appreciation of the sacrifices that OFWs make. This story is made for kids up to the ages of 7 to 10.
PAPEL DE LIHA
Story by Ma. Corazon Remigio.
Illstrations by Beth Parrocha-Doctolero
The book tells about a mother who shows her untiring and unfailing love for her family. She works all day and it has turned her hands as rough as sandpaper. This distresses the little girl, upon hearing her aunt saying that her mother's hands may cause her father of leaving them. But in the end, the little girl realizes how much effort and love her mother puts in every task she does for her and their whole family. It shows how every rough times can be smoothened out by a mother's love.
NO LIPSTICK FOR MOTHER
Story by Grace Chong
Illustrations by Kora Dandan-Albano
Did you ever feel ashamed of your own mother?
Mayang did. Just because her mother wears no lipstick. Many times Mayang wished her mother would look smarter and be something else. It took a dangerous incident to make Mayang see her mother's strength, heroism and true beauty. No Lipstick for Mother is a moving story that will make you love your mother more.