|Illustration by Aldy Aguirre (Image Credits)|
This is to commemorate the publication of Philippine national hero Dr. Jose Rizal’s “The Monkey and Turtle” in the London-based Trubner’s Oriental Record in July 1889. It is said to be the first known published literary work for children by a Filipino (and Dr. Jose Rizal at that!).
Cheers to all Filipino children’s book writers and publishers! May you continue to do what you do and fuel the passion for reading among the Filipino children (and even adults).
- Nancy -
You can find details here on how you can celebrate the day.