My Lola and I is the story of Kiko, a five-year old boy who spends his summer vacation with his Lola (Filipino for grandmother) Beth, in a small village four hours south of Manila. An accident catapults them deep into the forest. What happens next changes him into a respectful, nature-loving boy.
This story had been brewing in my mind for a long while. The setting and characters were all plucked from memories of my childhood and inspired by my love of fairy tales. I painted the book cover and illustrations which was a big challenge to do. In the end, my drawing style did not have to change to fit the story.
This book is in ebook and print formats. To order, here are the links:
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