Naku, nakuu, nakuuu!

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Naku, nakuu, nakuuu! is a children's book written by Ernanie “Nanoy” Rafael and illustrated by Sergio Bumatay III about a young boy expecting a sibling. The book won the Silver Anniversary Edition PBBY- Salanga Writer's Prize and the Alcala Illustrator's Prize at the National Children's Book Day in 2008. The illustrations also won an Encouragement Prize at the 16th Noma Concours for Picture Book Illustrations in Japan.


Isko is puzzled about his mother's pregnancy. He knows nothing about having a sibling and being a big brother. He happens to see a cousin and a friend with their pets- a spider and a puppy. He becomes more terrified when he learns what happens when these pets are born. On his way home, Isko sees his classmate Otep who invites him to play ball with his brother. Through Otep, Isko learns good things about having a brother and he goes home feeling ready and excited about his new sibling.

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