‘Salusalo para kay Kuya’ receives two citations from Nat’l Children’s Book Awards

GP_NCBA-SalusaloThe National Children’s Book Awards (NCBA) are given every other year by the National Book Development Board and the Philippine Board on Books for Young People. What sets this award apart from many of local institutional awards is the citation that comes with each award. Each citation is written by a member of the awards’ board of judges.

This year, Salusalo para kay Kuya (a book I co-created with JC Galag), received two NCBA citations: one for Best Reads for Kids and one for being a Kids’ Choice finalist. (Yehey!)

 

CITATION FOR BEST READS FOR KIDS
Written by Troy Lacsamana

Masarap maging bahagi ng pamilyang Pilipino. Malaki, maingay pero masaya. Para bang ibinalik ako sa pagkabata ng Salusalo para kay Kuya. Naalala ko noong bata pa ako, kapag kaarawan ko na ay sabik na sabik akong gumising nang maaga para buksan ang aking mga regalo. Ramdam mo rin ang pagmamahal ng isang kapamilya sa kaanak sa kuwento. Sa bawat pahina ng kuwento, nangungusap ang mga mapinpintog na pisngi ng mga tauhan, abala sa isang salusalo, pero masaya pa rin ang lahat. Ipinapaalaala na dapat tayong maging katulad ni Bubuy Boy, na umiiyak ng bahaghari, na kahit na parang may iniwan na malaking butas ang ating kaanak kapag sila ay pumanaw na, kailangan tayong maging malakas at puno ng pag-asa at sariwain ang mga inspirasyong iniwan nila.

Salamat Ergoe Tinio, JC Galag, at Adarna House sa mahusay na kuwento!

CITATION FOR KIDS’ CHOICE FINALIST
Written by Apriel Beltran

It taught me that no matter what happens, we should continue our life by keeping and treasuring the good and happy memories of our loved ones, because everything happens for a reason.

We also need to be strong to make our dreams come true by making our loved ones the reason why we remain strong. It’s good for children because of its illustration that can get the children’s interest, and simple words make the story great.


To know the story behind the story, here is a post about the events and the people that helped create this book.

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