Lamug’s black-and-white artwork is accessible, expressive, and full of wit, and the visual storytelling promises new discoveries to be made upon subsequent readings.
Tag: asian children’s book
Petro and the Flea King seems like a simple story at first, but when you give this children’s book your full attention, you realize how ambitious the narrative truly is. Although the reader does encounter a few Tagalog words in the story, otherwise the adventure is completely wordless. Instead, Petro’s story, his transformation from tiny brat to heroic, dutiful lad, is explored and explained only through character actions, facial expressions, and interactions with others.