Tuesday, August 01, 2006

PINOY PRIDE: Jose Aruego

I meant to post this earlier but I got too busy. Anyways, last July 16, 2006, Sunday, my daughter and I went to the Smithsonian for Jose Aruego's presentation of his illustrations and books.

That was more than 10 years ago when I first met Jose Aruego in the Philippines. I was a fresh graduate and was working as a preschool teacher in Teacher Francie's The Learning Tree. Mr. Aruego, author/ illustrator of 85 books, gave a really fun presentation to our preschoolers. I won a book autographed by him. I couldn't forget his animal characters which he easily and artistically illustrated, easy to do, the kids had fun drawing them too.

Now my daughter's time to enjoy his children's books and illustrations. My daughter was copying his drawing while he was presenting them in front of a very diverse audience who were all obviously amused. He gave Rae several autographed Children's books and a huge personally illustrated poster of Rae's favorite animals, I will have it framed of course.

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