Cheryl Enderlein’s Christmas in the Philippines is a charming audiobook that tells the story of two sisters, May and Joy, who are spending their first Christmas away from home. The girls are excited to celebrate with their Philippine cousins, but they soon learn that Christmastime is different in the Philippines! There are colorful parades and processions, lively music and dancing, plus lots of delicious food. May and Joy have a wonderful time experiencing all the sights and sounds of Filipino Christmas culture—and they even get to meet Santa Claus!
For who is this book for ?
This book is for children who are interested in other cultures and want to learn about Christmas celebration practices in the Philippines.
- The author does a good job of describing the different customs and traditions that are unique to Filipino Christmas.
- The story is fun and engaging, and will hold kids’ attention.
- The audiobook format is perfect for younger listeners who want to follow along with the story as it’s being read aloud.
- The author’s narration is a bit too sweet and saccharine for my taste.
- The story feels lightweight and inconsequential.
- There are no Filipino readers/voices included in the audiobook, which is disappointing.
Learn more about the author
Cheryl Enderlein is an award-winning author and illustrator of children’s books. She has lived in the Philippines for many years and knows firsthand how exciting, festive, and colorful Christmas celebrations are there. Christmas in the Philippines is her first audiobook.
“This is a great book to listen to during the Christmas season. The author does a great job of describing the different customs and traditions that are observed in the Philippines during December.”
“This book is great for kids who are interested in learning about other cultures. They’ll learn a lot about Filipino Christmas traditions, and they’ll also hear a sweet story about sisters spending time together.”
“This delightful audiobook will transport you to the Philippines during Christmastime. You’ll enjoy hearing about the traditional celebrations and customs, along with the story of two sisters who are spending their first Christmas away from home. The narration is lively and engaging, and I found myself eagerly turning pages to see what would happen next.”
“What a delightful audiobook! Cheryl Enderlein’s Christmas in the Philippines is perfect for kids who are interested in other cultures, and it would also make a great introduction to Filipino culture for young listeners. The narration by Liza Garcia is clear and engaging, and the story is funny and sweet. I definitely recommend this one!”