Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Dorina publishes third children's book
My third children's book will be released this month by Shen's Books. I'm very excited to share this story with all of you. "Cora Cooks Pancit" was originally written five years ago while I participated in the CSUF Summer Arts program in Fresno in a class taught by Alexandria LaFaye. What a dream to see it today!
The book features a Filipino girl named Cora (after my grandma Cora Taclindo Lazo) who loves cooking and learns how to make pancit (traditional noodle dish) from her mama. They have a grand adventure in the kitchen and Cora learns a bit about her Filipino heritage in the process.
This is my first book that is fully illustrated and the work of Kristi Valiant is truly stunning. "Cora Cooks Pancit" is available at Amazon.com and www.shens.com.
Stay tuned for more news. So far I will be signing book on Sunday, April 26 at the LA Times Books Festival and Saturday, May 16 at Books, Inc. in Palo Alto (Bay Area).