Pilipino Library: Dudong My New Classmate; Si Dudong, Ang Bago Kong Kalase
November is National Reading Month in the Philippines which is perfect timing because I have wanted to start something new on here, Pilipino Library. Children's books and Filipino culture are two things I love and Pilipino Library will feature a collection of my favorite Tagalog/Filipino children's books.
What's The Story?
Dudong, My New Classmate; Si Dudon, Ang Bago Kong Kalase is a delightful story about being the new kid in class and the obstacles that come with a new adventure and the hurdles of your past. Dudong has arrived to his new school in Manila from Leyte and brings with him a funny accent among other things. Dudong is quiet but as he becomes more brave in class his accent becomes the result of many classmates laughter. After Dudong shares with his classmates about the storm that turned his whole life upside down and how he saved his little sister, there grew a deeper appreciation and understanding, everyone has a story to tell. A lesson of kindness, bravery and acceptance is taught through this true story.
The text is both in English and Tagalog so any emergent English/Tagalog reader can gather the story along the way.
Dudong, My New Classmate; Si Dudong, Ang Bago Kang Kalase
Kuwento Ni/Story By
Ferdinand Pisigan Jarin
Guhit Ni/Illustrations By
Valerie Jan Villaflor
Can be purchased at Powerbooks.
I look forward to sharing more Pilipino Library books with you. Do you have any favorites? Please email or share in the comments below.