Children love stories — whether they're fairy tales or even true-to-life stories. This holiday season, why not take advantage of this curiosity to share the Christmas spirit? Make moments count and let your children learn the true meaning of Christmas with these books:
Estrellita, the Little Wishing Star (Php99) Estrellita wants to be a wishing star. She wants to fulfill the wish of the orphan boy, Noel. Written and illustrated by May M. Tobias, the story teaches empathy and sacrifices one can do for others, and why we must value the things we have now.
A Child’s Treasury of Philippine Christmas Stories (Php150) A book of Christmas Stories features the customs and traditions of Filipinos during Christmastime, and the exceptional traits we possess as a people. The book is written by mother-and-daughter tandem Lin Acacio-Flores and Anette Flores-Garcia.
12 Kwentong Pamasko (P150) Discover wondrous Christmas stories from award-winning writer Rene O. Villanueva with his collection of heartwarming yuletide tales, skillfully illustrated by May Tobias.
Operation Táka (Php199) This story tells us about best friends Miyo and Andro, who have a lot of preparations to do for their upcoming Christmas party. It teaches young readers the value of friendship, hope and trust. The story is written by Xi Zuq and illustrated by Al Estrella.
Both Tahanan and Adarna books are available in leading bookstores nationwide.