UP Los Baños publishes free children's e-books on COVID-19


Posted at Apr 21 2020 03:43 PM

MANILA -- The University of the Philippines (UP) Los Baños has published free e-books that will help explain the novel coronavirus pandemic to children. 

The first book, titled "Isang Metro," shows the importance of physical distancing measures to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. It was written by Kate del Rosario and illustrated by Dandin Espina, with Paeng Ferrer as editor and layout artist. 

"Ang Mga Maskara ni Miko," on the other hand, tackles the different kinds of face masks worn by frontliners and ordinary citizens amid the health crisis. The book was also written by Del Rosario and edited by Ferrer, with illustrations by Rachelle Ann Fabula and layout by Kenneth Turaray. 

The two e-books, which are published under the Tsikiting Stories series of the UP Los Baños' Department of Human and Family Development Studies (DHFDS), can be downloaded here and here.

There is also a free audio-video reading of "Isang Metro" available on the DHFDS Facebook page: