About the book:
This is the story of young Botbot, whose spiritedness gets him “ay naku” from his frustrated parents. BotBot is such an exuberant child that he tends to put his shirts inside out and cause commotions around the house. In spite of all the ruckus, Mom and Dad’s “ay naku” turns into a loving expression at the end of the day and Botbot is assured of his family’s love.
This book teachers young children how to understand common expressions that they hear from adults and their variegated meanings. Ay naku! for example conveys surprise, dismay, disappointment or exasperation depending on the inflection used by the speaker.
Publisher: Ilaw ng Tahanan Publishing
Publication Date: 2015
Size: 254 x 230mm
About the author & illustrator:
Reni Roxas is an author, children’s book publisher and editor. Her 25-year-old company, Tahanan Books, specializes in books that celebrate Filipino culture and history. Her picture book Ay Naku! won a Philippine National Children’s Book Award. She is the editor of Hanggang sa Muli (Until We Meet Again): Homecoming Stories for the Filipino Soul, which was a Manila Critics Circle Finalist for Best Anthology in English.
Serge Bumatay III is a graphic designer, illustrator and painter who has won awards such as the National Book Award and the PBBY Alcala Illustrator’s Grand Prize. He is a member of the Ilustrador ng Kabataan, an association of Filipino Illustrators devoted to children’s book illustration.
|Dimensions||12 × 12 × 12 cm|