Pilipino Library: Halu Halo Board Book
I adore this weeks Pilipino Library feature, Halu Halo. Halu Halo is a colorful board book designed perfectly for the earliest literacy skills; admiring colors, flipping pages and holding a book! The bright colors and design of Halu Halo are so ganda I would love to have them as framed art pieces. More than pretty pictures Halu Halo tells a story of one of the most famous Pinoy delicacies.
please notice the bar code shop, it's one of my favorite details of Adarna House books
Imagine sweet chubby fingers turning the pages of this delightfully simple board book and with each page comes a new layer of the distinctly Filipino dessert. Cut outs on the pages add for a playful and experimental element which is perfect for the littlest of readers. Also, would this not make the best pasalubong ever for balikbayans or even a welcome baby gift.
I am so grateful to have found cultural lessons and experiences through children's books. If you're feeling a bit disengaged with Manila I suggest picking up a few books to tie your heart here.