NEW BOOK ALERT! Ang Mahabang Sampayan ni Nanay

All the clothes are washed. Now what will Andres find hanging on Mama’s long clothesline?

As whimsical as a child’s imagination, Ang Mahabang Sampayan ni Nanay is a book that introduces kids to the Philippine alphabet and transforms mommy’s household routine into a delightful learning activity.

Expanding vocabulary is a common objective among alphabet books but in Genaro Gojo Cruz’s engaging writing, parents and teachers may find a useful aid in introducing to children how to weave phrases in the Filipino and English languages.

How does the toy puppy take the shape of A for “aso” or a peeled banana as S for “saging”? The string of letters charmingly illustrated by Auri Asuncion Yambao also serves as an exercise in shape recognition.

In this clever accordion book, a common chore becomes a play on possibilities. One can only imagine the silly ideas kids would make up next time mom does the laundry!

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