Early in November, children in the mountains for the Ipo Watershed in Norzagaray, Bulacan (north-east of Manila) were treated to animated versions of Danao the Parrot and Mayumi the Forest Pig.
Volunteers from Green is Good, which represents environmental projects of the University of the Philippines Mountaineers (UPM), visited the area to plant trees and to raise awareness of the impact of illegal logging, kaingin and charcoal-making.
I was delighted that they chose my stories for their storytelling session and that they had made such fantastic costumes.
Danao the Parrot has travelled to Singapore with his artist and illustrator Jonathan Ranola.
Jonathan’s artwork ‘The Birds’ from the picturebook ‘Danao the Parrot’ was selected for inclusion in the Book Illustrators Gallery at the National Gallery of Singapore, part of the Asian Festival of Children’s Content.
When I first started writing about a little parrot who longs for adventure, I never imagined that he would end up in an actual book, now he’s been in an art exhibition too!
Thanks to Jonathan Ranola for the photos and, of course, for his wonderful artwork.