A new series of children’s books was published in a bid to introduce the country’s native trees and promote environmental protection and literacy among young readers.
Written in simple English and Filipino, and featuring colorful illustrations, the books are primarily created for children. But even the young once are sure to learn a thing or two about the country’s endemic trees.
The five books are part of the Tata Oskie’s Collection of Children’s Books on Philippine Native Trees, published by the Green Convergence for Safe Food, Healthy Environment and Sustainable Economy, and First Philippine Holdings.
Akin to a modern Lola Basyang, Tata Oskie invites children to discover the love for nature. The stories are inspired by the essays submitted by botanists and tree lovers alike about their favorite trees and were published in the three-volume “Philippine Native Trees: Up Close and Personal” series, also by Green Convergence.