Si Jepoy Dyip is the brand new 6-book series by our favorite Filipino author and illustrator, Jomike Tejido. The first time I saw Jepoy through an advanced digital copy (Thanks, Jomike!), I literally shrieked with delight. Jomike has truly outdone himself with the concept, storyline, and illustrations of these books.
My first thought: how lucky are the kids who will get to know Jepoy Dyip!
What is it about?
The books are about Jepoy and his adventures in the busy streets of the town of Pag-asa. The first book, which will be officially launched today at the National Children’s Book Day celebration in Museong Pambata, is about how Jepoy finds his own niche amidst the many vehicles plying his town.
Children will feel for Jepoy as he encounters failures, and they will surely cheer for him as he eventually becomes the town hero.
Aside from the bright illustrations, children will love that each story comes with a toy. Jomike, who also happens to be the creator of Foldabots, includes 3D paper crafts in each book so you can make your own town scene featuring Jepoy and his friends.
Don’t worry, craft-challenged moms and dads, there is a YouTube channel that shows you how to build the toys. Re-enact the entire Jepoy series or, even better, spark your child’s creative juices by letting him tell his own Jepoy stories!
What I love most about the entire series, however, is its depiction of very Filipino sights and experiences. I have read the first book and it truly feels like home.
From the main character to the townscape, children will be able to relate with everything that they see and read about in Jepoy Dyip. It would even make a great gift for relatives abroad who want their children to have a taste of Filipino culture.
After a year in the making, Jomike is finally ready to introduce his latest baby to the world. We got a first glimpse of the completed diorama at our “Planning Your Literature-Based Preschool Homeschool” workshop last Saturday. Jomike was our honored guest!
Oh, if you’re wondering why we’re such big fans of Jomike Tejido, click here.
An exclusive giveaway
We are so honored to be hosting a giveaway of one Jepoy Dyip – Book 1 today, National Children’s Book Day. Jomike is coursing all his giveaways through The Learning Basket. We will have another giveaway in September, with all 6 books (1 set) going to one winner.
For now, though, dear friends, please be happy with our giveaway of the first Jepoy Dyip book.