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Filipino American History Month: New Kids' Book BUNSO MEETS A MUMU


Meet Bunso, a boy with a really scary problem. It’s the Mumu, the Filipino version of the Boogeyman, who likes to frighten kids who don’t do as they are told by their elders! The Mumu will not let Bunso draw (on the walls), eat ice cream (before dinner), or play video games (his older brother’s). But Bunso has had enough! Gearing up to fight back against this destroyer of fun, Bunso makes surprising discoveries about the Mumu (and himself) in this fun, comic-like picture book that introduces children to Filipino culture and words.

This is such a wonderful story for children to learn about different cultures and legends. This is an easy read for children to enjoy. It also teaches them that sometimes things aren’t as scary as they may appear to be.

Bunso Meets a Mumu (Affiliate link. As an Amazon affiliate, I receive a small incentive with purchase is made using my link.)

by Rev Valdez (Author, Illustrator)

Paw Prints; May 30, 2023; Ages 5-7; 48 pages

Hardcover; $18.99; 978-1223186399; 10 1/4 x 10 1/4

Paperback; $9.99; 978-1223186405; 9 4/5 x 9 4/5

About the Author: Rev Valdez is a Filipino-American illustrator based in San Francisco, CA. He’s passionate about introducing young readers to the myths and mythical creatures of Filipino culture through fun and funny visual storytelling. He is the author and illustrator of Bunso Meets a Mumu and is represented by Jesse B. Creative. Follow Rev on Facebook and Instagram