Halloween (or All Hallows' Eve to some) is just around the corner. In addition to the usual trick-or-treating and parties, have fun making memories by reading these proudly Pinoy-published books to, or with, your children.
Ma-Me-Mi-MUMU! By Jomike Tejido, Filipino translation by Fran Ng, published by Tahanan Books
This book is one of Tahanan's newest releases. It tells the story of Sophia, a little girl who is afraid of the ghosts and other scary creatures that she thinks may be living in their house. Luckily, her grandfather tries to calm her down by telling her what she should do in case she encounters the different Filipino mythological creatures, namely the tikbalang, the tiyanak, the aswang, the kapre, the manananggal, the multo, the siyokoy, the tiktik, the bungisngis, and the nuno sa punso. He does this through a series of rhymes, and makes the creatures appear to be non-scary and fun to be with.
Text is in English. Available for P195 at all major bookstores or at www.tahananbooks.com and www.shop.thelearningbasket.com.