(a) looking for a children’s present?
(b) a foodie?
(c) teaching any children about the alphabet?
(d) looking for ways to introduce Filipino food to children (or adults, come to think of it)?
(e) looking for ways to introduce the Filipino language to children (or adults again, come to think of it)?
If you picked any of the choices above, I’ve got just the book for you! It’s called “A for Adobo: An Alphabet Book of Filipino Food” by Tahanan Books.
From A to Z, the reader is taken into the world of Pinoy cuisine. The pictures are wonderful. I just want to grab a spoon and dig into that bowl of adobo. Mmmmm. A is for Ayayay…
Each letter comes with a description of the dish in English and Filipino. What a great way to learn about and brush up on the language! I like that it will give my toddler a better appreciation and understanding of Filipino. Given this, doesn’t this also make a great present for little ones living outside the Philippines? My sister seemed to think so. She got these books as presents for our little cousins living in the U.S.
My toddler loves this book. I think he enjoys seeing the food that he eats pictured in the book. The pages are also sturdy enough for a toddler to flip through them. He likes the letter M. Can you guess what food is pictured in M?
When the toddler’s reading other books, I take my turn reading this book. The letter Y is my favorite. Y is for Yummy! Y is for Yahoo! Y is for Yema! That piece of yema is practically jumping out of the book, wanting to be eaten. Or maybe that’s my sweet tooth talking.
I bought my copy of “A for Adobo” by Nelson Agustin and Tahanan Books from National Bookstore. It cost around P295. When looking for this in bookstores, check out the children’s section AND the cookbook section. I found my copy at the kids’ area but my sister found hers among the cookbooks. Well it is a book that’s about food and learning the alphabet…
This book gets an A from me and Timmy. A is for Awesome! It gets an N as well. N is for Nakakagutom (in English: It makes you darn hungry!). So here’s a warning: Don’t read this book on an empty stomach. 😉 And now to find myself a bowl of pork and chicken adobo. M is for Mmmmmmmm.