Explore a traditional Filipino dwelling!
Get ready for a story set in the Philippines about a family preparing for a tropical storm filled with beautiful and vibrant illustrations. Author Filipina author Rachell Abalos will read Our Nipa Hut and then help craft a hut with attendees. Best for ages 4+.
Masks are recommended for our events. If you can't make it to the event, please feel free to order a signed book in advance.
A sample of the simple nipa hut craft.
About Our Nipa Hut:
Yelena and Papa take care of their traditional Filipino dwelling - their nipa hut - and it takes care of them. But when a tropical storm roars towards the Philippines, their preparation will be put to the test. Gripping narrative will keep young readers glued to the pages as Yelena, Papa and the nipa hut work together as a family to withstand the storm.
About the author:
Rachell Abalos remembers her childhood in the Philippines, taking naps, eating ice buko, and smelling the fish frying outside her grandmother's house. She currently lives in Southern California, USA, with her husband and two kids, where she writes stories about her Filipino culture. Our Nipa Hut is her debut picture book.
Photo credit: Provided by author