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Manok / Chicken

by (author) Mailyne Briggs

ANAK Publishing Worker Cooperative Ltd.
Initial publish date
Nov 2023
General, Words, Diversity & Multicultural, Southeast Asian Languages, Colors, Counting & Numbers, English as a Second Language
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Nov 2023
    List Price

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2


Chicken wakes up one morning wanting to try new things. Join Chicken as they explore new activities throughout the day. What will Chicken get up to next?

Learn Binisaya (Cebuano) and enjoy these bright illustrations of Chicken's adventures by Filipino Canadian artist Mailyne K. Briggs.

About the author

Contributor Notes

Mailyne K. Briggs was born in Opon, Sugbu, Philippines, where much of her family still lives today. She was adopted by her Tita (aka Mommy Lina) at age four and raised in so called Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Since she was little, Mailyne has been writing, drawing, and being artistic in every way, and she has no intention of stopping as an adult. She’s passionate about taking care of the planet, and loves spending time with her family.

This is her first children’s book. She created it because she wanted her child to be able to learn Binisaya (also known as Cebuano) in a fun way. Historically, Binisaya, like other Filipino languages, is passed down orally. It’s important to remember these translations have been made with the help of two different generations in her family, and may be different from others.