Book Review and Giveaway: Ang Ikaklit sa Aming Hardin ni Bernadette Villanueva Neri

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ANG IKAKLIT SA AMING HARDIN
Kuwento ni Bernadette Villanueva Neri
Guhit ni CJ de Silva
Salin sa Ingles ni Jennifer del Rosario-Malonzo
Layout ni Jennifer Padilla-Quintos
Inilimbag ng Publikasyong Twamkittens (2012)

Review

Ang Ikaklit Sa Aming Hardin (Ikaklit in Our Garden) by Bernadette Villanueva Neri and CJ de Silva

Ang Ikaklit Sa Aming Hardin (Ikaklit in Our Garden) by Bernadette Villanueva Neri and CJ de Silva

Children can be cruel sometimes about things that they don’t understand.

Ang Ikaklit Sa Aming Hardin (Ikaklit in Our Garden) by Bernadette Villanueva Neri and CJ de Silva is about a child who was being bullied regularly by her classmates for not having a father and for having two mothers instead. She also has friends like Sheryl who also got bullied for not knowing who her parents were.

This story kind of struck a chord in me because 1) I was practically an orphan. No, I didn’t get bullied when I was growing up. Do my classmates gossip about me? No, I don’t know for certain, but while the people do love to gossip sometimes, our little town was full of religious people. It’s still hard not having parents though. Even if you perfected exams and quizzes, you’re still at the bottom of the honor roll because you didn’t have parents who donate stuff to school.

2) and because the child loved planting. Granted, she planted flowers while I practically plant everything I could get my hands on: corn, tomato, papaya, santol, atis, ampalaya, peanuts, camote, you get the drift…

I started planting when I was seven… as a kid, the first thing that I would do everyday after waking up was go visit my plants and water them. Then I will visit them again before it gets dark. It was fun. 🙂

My rating is 5/5 because: 1) this book encourages children to plant; and because 2) it touches several societal issues such as that of having parents of the same gender and the hardships that children like Ikaklit’s friends were facing — the ones who didn’t have a father (Pati), who didn’t know her parents (Sheryl), etc.; and lastly because, 3) the art is awesome! 🙂

Tungkol sa Aklat

Aklat-pambatang tumatalakay sa mga di-kumbensiyunal at di-tradisyunal na pamilya ang Ang Ikaklit sa Aming Hardin (2012). Partikular nitong tinutuunan ang mga hámong hinaharap ng isang batang may dalawang nanay.

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Tungkol sa mga Manlilikha

 NAGSULAT

Det Neri

Bernadette Villanueva Neri

Nagtapos ng MA Filipino: Malikhaing Pagsulat si Bernadette Villanueva Neri sa UP Diliman at BA Mass Communication major in Journalism sa UP Baguio. Kumakatha siya ng mga kuwentong pambata, sanaysay, dula, at maikling kuwentong lesbiyana (na binansagan niyang “naratibô” o naratibo ng mga tibô). Kasalukuyan siyang nagtuturo sa UP Diliman, kasabay ng pagkuha ng duktorado sa Malikhaing Pagsulat sa parehong paaralan. Kasama niya ngayon sa bahay ang limang muning na tulad niya’y mahilig din sa ikaklit at iba pang mga halaman.

GUMUHIT

CJ de Silva

CJ de Silva

Si CJ de Silva ay nakilala bilang Promil Kid sa mga commercial nito noong 90s. Ngayon, si CJ naman ang gumagawa ng mga patalastas bilang Art Director sa isang advertising agency. Hilig pa rin niya ang magpinta at gumuhit.

NAGSALIN SA INGLES

Jeni

Jennifer del Rosario-Malonzo

Nanay ng dalawang munting binibi si Jennifer del Rosario-Malonzo. Siya ay isang manunulat, editor, mananaliksik, at aktibista. Nag-aral siya ng peryodismo sa Unibersidad ng Pilipinas at kasalukuyang nagtatrabaho sa isang internasyunal na organisasyon. Mahilig siya sa tula at potograpiya, at nait matutong maggitara.

NAG-LAYOUT

Poti Padilla

Jennifer T. Padilla-Quintos

Si Jennifer T. Padilla-Quintos ay nanay ng dalawang masayahing batang sina Gaby at Joaquin. Isa siyang graphic artist, art teacher at manggagawang pangkultura. Nagtapos siya ng Fine Arts sa Unibersidad ng Pilipinas Diliman.

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IKAKLIT LINKS

Panayam sa mga manlilikha
Manunulat (Det). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IHOcloUho0
Gumuhit (CJ). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxEVBijAvTc
Nagsalin sa Ingles (Ate Jeni). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxKiDUJTxSk
Nag-layout (Ate Poti). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHgrzEvcFAo

Mga Video Blurb
Vlad Gonzales (Guro, Kritiko, Manunulat). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdKF9QrQj74
Rose Torres-Yu (Guro, Kritiko, Manunulat). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aU9VZjx-zDU
Poti Padilla-Quintos (Nanay). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mGn5kV_5Nc
Ging, Rose & Roni (Rainbow Family). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJSLAweBEbc
Roni (Batang may dalawang nanay). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Net09DFwbXs

Teaser

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Giveaway:

Join the giveaway using the link below for a chance to win one of the following:

3 signed copies and 5 DVDs! PH only.

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/share-code/OWQ0NTM2YWM0MTZlOGE0OTA5ZDM3ZWQ2ZWM2NDI3OjI=/

Good luck! ❤

Come back to my blog for the book review on March 6! 🙂

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