July is always an exciting month for me, despite the fact that it is the time when typhoons greet my country with awry. Whatever destructive Basyang or Ondoy devastate the land, the resilient Pinoy manages to recuperate easily. As for me, July is a happy month not only because summer is up on the other side of the globe but also because July is National Children's Book Month!
In line with this, I'm looking forward to celebrate this joyous occasion through series of events:
First up, I'll be at Fully Booked SM North Edsa on July 17, 2010 at around 5:30pm for a book signing of my books from Adarna House. It's actually a whole day of storytelling sessions and book-signing with authors and illustrators. The event is free and open to the public so please bring along your kids. For more information, you may contact Adarna through 3723548 loc 122 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Next, my first full children's book with Tahanan Books, "Ay Naku!" written by Reni Roxas, will be finally launched along with other two new titles on July 19, 2010 Monday, 5pm at Mary Grace Cafe in Serendra Fort Bonifacio. I'm very excited about this book because we worked so hard for this and this is my first time to illustrate an almost wordless picture book. And whew! it wasn't that easy :-) Hope to see you for a good chat and book signing as well. RSVP call Fran or Josie at 813-7165 or email email@example.com
Then finally, I will be attending the ceremonies of the 27th National Children's Book Day on July 20, 2010 Tuesday, 9am at the Museo Pambata in Roxas Blvd. I'm happy to attend not only because I will be receiving an honoroble mention certificate for my entry in the PBBY Alcala Prize, but most importantly I will be able to meet again illustrators, writers, publishers, and stakeholders in the most anticipated gathering in children's book publishing. You may download this wonderful poster for free at PBBY, print it and have your own collectible poster. The poster was created by the awesome Ang INK member Ariel Santillan.