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Asian Festival of Children’s Content
23–26 May 2024

Discover the magic of clay with our playful activity book, suited for both kids and the young at heart. Join Mary Ann Ordinario as she unveils a barnyard full of fun that showcases a variety of farm animals through exciting playdough adventures!

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Mary Ann Ordinario

Mary Ann Ordinario (Philippines)

Mary Ann has written 45 books for children. Her stories have won various awards in the Philippines and overseas: her first book, The Crying Trees, won grand prize at the Samsung KidsTime Authors Award in Singapore; Malong, the Magic Cloth, was awarded Best ASEAN Fiction Children’s Book Illustration in the first International Children’s Content Rights Fair (ICCRF) in Thailand; The Pencil Who Would Not Write recently won first prize in the Los Angeles International Indie Children’s Book Cover Award (2021); and Bulul, was awarded Best Reads at the National Children’s Book Awards (2020/2021).

Many of her books have been translated into Nihongo, Bahasa Melayu, Mandarin, Thai, Russian, Korean, Nepali, Azerbaijani, and Bahasa Indonesia. She is the founder of ABC Educational Development Centre and currently a member of the governing board of the National Book Development Board (NBDB)-Philippines.

Programme dates and times are subject to change.