Tuttle Publishing: Unparalleled Marketplace for Filipino Children’s Books & Educational Tagalog Language Materials
Editorial Note: Award-winning author Norma Olizon-Chikiamco is available for media interviews.
NORTH CLARENDON, Vt. (U.S. ASIAN WIRE) – January 25, 2010 – Tuttle Publishing, a leader in English language books on and about Asia for over 60 years, is proud to present children’s books and language materials depicting the rich, cultural diversity of the Filipino heritage. Tuttle Publishing’s unparalleled marketplace offers an extensive catalogue with an array of delightful Filipino stories and titles for children of all ages featuring award-winning Filipino authors and illustrators.
“Tuttle Publishing recognizes the importance of reaching out to the millions of Filipino heritage learners in this country, and maintains a commitment to producing quality, authentic books to serve their needs. Through children’s books, cookbooks, language learning books and many others, Tuttle continues to celebrate and support the strengths that the Filipino American community brings to us all.”—Christopher Johns, Sales and Marketing Director, Tuttle Publishing.
Pan de Sal Saves the Day, an inspiring tale written by award-winning author Norma Olizon-Chikiamco with colorful illustrations by Mark Salvatus, tells the story of a shy girl with very low self-esteem but when an unexpected event occurs Pan de Sal greatly triumphs, winning the admiration of her classmates and most importantly herself. Pan de Sal Saves the Day took first place in the most prestigious literary competition in the Philippines, the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature.
In the age-old tradition of teaching language through rhyme and verse, author Liana Romulo presents My First Book of Tagalog Words and introduces the National language of the Philippines and culture to preschool children in a playful and non-intimidating way. Bold and bright illustrations by award-winning artist Jaime Laurel are featured.
Filipino Friends, written by Liana Romulo with illustrations by artist Corazon Dandan-Albano, is a delightful story told through the eyes of Sam, a Filipino-American boy visiting the Philippines for the very first time. Soft, whimsical watercolors labeled with English words and Filipino translations bring to light the differences between western and Philippine lifestyles.
Filipino Children’s Favorite Stories is a must-have collection of beloved tales retold by author Liana Romulo and beautifully illustrated by award-winning artist Joanne De Leon. This wonderful compilation of classic myths from the Philippines captivates the hearts of children of all ages worldwide. From “The Prince’s Bride” to “The Magic Lake” to “The Deer and the Snail” the classic Filipino children’s stories have amused, inspired, and taught millions of children throughout the centuries with poignant, universal life lessons.
In addition to Tuttle’s outstanding catalogue of fine children’s books, Tuttle offers supplemental Tagalog language-learning materials perfect for home or classroom use. Tagalog for Kids Flash Cards by Imelda Fines Gasmen is an excellent way to introduce young children to the National language of the Philippines, and the most commonly used Southeast Asian language in the U.S. Kids build their vocabulary by learning everyday, commonly used words, sentences and songs. Tagalog for Kids Flash Cards comes complete with 64 flash cards, audio CD, wall chart and educational guide for parents and teachers, a fun and kid-friendly way to learn!
Illustrations: 64 cards; audio CD; 16-pp. booklet & color wall chart
These books, and all titles available from Tuttle Publishing, can be purchased online at our website, www.tuttlepublishing.com, www.amazon.com and at fine retailers everywhere.
About Tuttle Publishing
Tuttle Publishing, a member of the Periplus Publishing Group, was founded by Charles E. Tuttle (1915-1993) in Tokyo in 1948. His mission was to publish “books to span the East and West.” With offices in North Clarendon, Vermont; Singapore; Tokyo and Jakarta, Tuttle Publishing has become the largest English-language book publishing and distribution company in Asia.
To schedule an interview with Pan de Sal Saves the Day award-winning author Norma Olizon-Chikiamco
or to receive a review copy of any of the titles above please contact:
Publicist, Tuttle Publishing
P: 802-773-8930 ext. 383
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