Paano Ba ‘To?! – A Recommendable How-To Book For Tweens

Posted on Dec 9 2014 - 12:14am by tweenselmom

Paano Ba To Teen Survival BookIt was our first invite for a book launch and I was glad that it became an exciting and fruitful one not only for me but especially for my daughters.  Last November 30, Bianca Gonzales visited National Book Store inside Trinoma to introduce and sign copies of her book entitled Paano Ba’To?!. How To Survive Growing Up. Bianca was super early and she was already signing books when we came to the venue. Mind you, the call time was 2:00pm but when we came there by 2:05, she had already signed many of the books.

I admit I underestimated Bianca because I really don’t know her at first. I just see her on TV and remember her as the host of Pinoy Big Brother ( a teen reality show). I never thought that a lady as young as her is already the editor of Meg Magazine, a teen’s magazine I am fond of reading. The lady apparently has also an immaculate record when it comes to being a celebrity. When I saw her at  NBS, I see a very pretty woman, very stylish, and serious into what she was doing. She was signing each book with messages and I thought it was so sweet for her to include all three of us in her autograph.

Paano Ba To Teen Survival BookAfter the event, my eldest immediately engrossed herself into the book and I think she loved it. I loved it too! I even felt or wish that sana this book was with me during my teenage years. I remember my younger years when I don’t have anyone to talk to and have so many questions within me which I wasn’t able to ask. This book talks to the readers like a normal teenager friend to another, an older sister to a younger sister, a mom to her daughter. I am only halfway through the book but I am eager to finish it since I get a lot of tips or points of discussions for my daughters.

It was also wonderful that sometimes my daughter shares with me what she learned from it and she felt happy doing that. Her favorite topics are those which deal with her sister (who is her frienemy), the fashion tips, topics about friends and schooling. Sometimes she brings the book to her school and she tells me back that her classmates are already asking her how much it is and where she got the book. Her friends and classmates are fond of reading about, you know, crushes and relationships. My daughter is kind of young for those topics but this book introduces them with wisdom, emphasizing correct priorities, love to parents and self-respect. Aren’t these the kind of values you want to teach your daughters too?

If you haven’t grab a copy of Bianca Gonzales’ book, I suggest that you don’t miss it. It’s a recommendable teen survival guide for Filipino teens because they actually happen, based on our culture and normal happenings in our Filipino society. There are other teen books out there but I am certain that this will be the most fun, relatable and easy to understand book for your kids.

Photo with Bianca Gonzalez

You can grab the book from National Book Store. Follow Meg Magazine too in Facebook too and see more about the book and Bianca Gonzalez.

bianca*I wasn’t paid with anything for this review. Just too happy to share it with you. If you happen to have one, share it with me. Will be happy to make chika about it!


8 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. May De Jesus-Palacpac December 9, 2014 at 12:32 am - Reply

    What an interesting book. I think I’m going to get a few copies to give a few tweens I love. 🙂 For girls lang to? Or applicable din sa boys? 🙂

    • TweenselMom December 9, 2014 at 1:39 am - Reply

      Recommended for boys! Actually, my daughter’s classmates which include boys can’t stop borrowing her book 🙂

  2. TheMissusV December 9, 2014 at 11:18 am - Reply

    Is the book in English or Tagalog? I have 2 tweens na inaanak and I think they will love this!

    • TweenselMom December 9, 2014 at 7:45 pm - Reply

      It’s written in uncomplicated English, I must say 🙂 Very easy to understand.

  3. Nicole Coleen December 12, 2014 at 11:00 am - Reply

    hi po im a teenager and i also want to buy the book mga magkano po ang price nya?! answer plss 🙂

    • TweenselMom December 14, 2014 at 9:19 am - Reply

      Hi Nicole, it’s 245.00 in National Bookstore 🙂

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