by Francisco Arcellana
Marcelina's father comes home from a trip to the province with a bundle of sleeping mats for his family. Each mat has the child's name woven into it. Each mat is designed to suit the child's personality.
But there are three more mats left in Papa's bundle...
In this landmark adaptation for the children, National Aritst for Literature Francisco Arcellana's classic story "The Mats" remains as fresh and powerful as when if first appeared more than fifty years ago. The mats serve as a metaphor for the bittersweet mix of love, laughter, and loss woven into the frantic of everyday life. Hermès Alègrè's palette illuminates each scene with brilliant splashes of color sure to make this book a lasting treasure to be shared by the entire family.