Anne Curtis’ Book Signing “Anita, the Duckling Diva”

Posted on Feb 17 2016 - 2:19am by tweenselmom

famphoto with ann curtisWith so many local celebrities here in the country, I can pick only a few who I think are not only worth watching on TV/cinema but also worth emulating by my daughters. I am very careful when it comes to this area because, well, I know that celebrities are imperfect and have hidden flaws, and these can easily be misunderstood when written in the net. They can easily become negative examples of teens.  Anne Curtis, for me, had a great reputation for a very long time. She has a clean but classy fashion sense, she speaks well and she is confident in herself. All of these attitudes are exactly what I want my kids to imbibe.

This time, Anne Curtis is making me a fan of hers a little bit more.  Anne Curtis is turning another page as a children’s book author for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). On February 19, Anne will be signing her book entitled Anita, the Duckling Diva at SM North EDSA The Block during the Children First! Storybooks launch.

Anne’s fondness for children has been evident among her followers and fans. As an advocate of UNICEF, she is lending her lesser known talent as a writer to help the organization raise funds for its various programs for less privileged children in the Philippines. These include programs on education; health and nutrition; water, sanitation, and hygiene; child protection, and disaster risk and reduction and emergencies.

Aside from Anne’s book, UNICEF will also launch five of its own children’s books: Ang Sabi ni Nanay, Ang Sabi ni Tatay by Sacha Calagopi; Ang Dalawang Haring Siga by Rene O. Villanueva; Ang Bata sa Basket by Augie Rivera; Yaya Niya, Nanay Ko by Ma. Corazon Remigio; and Nina Wonders, Nina Asks by Marcy Dans Lee. Each book has both English and Filipino text to encourage wider readership.

From February 19 to 25, an exhibit will be showcasing original artworks from UNICEF’s books. These artworks are created by members of Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan (INK), which is the first and only organization of Filipino illustrators for children.

The public will also be given a chance to contribute to the organization’s programs for children throughout the weeklong exhibit. Anne will likewise read to children in the venue along with other featured storytellers on the day of the UNICEF Children First! Storybooks launch.

Children First Storybooks photo

The event is being made possible by a partnership between UNICEF and SM Cares. A corporate social responsibility arm of SM Supermalls, SM Cares maintains various programs that focus on children’s and women’s welfare, elderly care, PWD inclusion, and other endeavors that makes the mall a “mall for all”. The two organizations have been partners since 2008.

To know more about the event, you may call UNICEF at 758-1000.

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

  1. Johna P. February 17, 2016 at 1:45 pm - Reply

    I’ve been hearing a lot about this book lately in the media and I think I should definitely buy a few copies to give to my nieces and nephews ☺

  2. Veeyah Penero February 17, 2016 at 2:16 pm - Reply

    Wow! Haven’t heard of this until now! 🙂 Ugh, sayang, I’m nowhere near Manila on the 19th. Have a great time in the book signing event!

  3. Retlyn February 17, 2016 at 2:21 pm - Reply

    wow!! Anne Curtis!! I’m so curious of the story but I think the book is really good hihi. Enjoy on the event!

  4. Roselle Carlos-Toledo February 17, 2016 at 2:46 pm - Reply

    Our family are book readers and I always feel happy whenever I see or read something about an advocacy that encourages children to read books. It’s great that Anne Curtis is using her talent and popularity for a good cause.

  5. Cheryl F February 17, 2016 at 11:34 pm - Reply

    Is it possible to just get one online? Been wanting to have something from Anne Curtis, doesn’t matter if it’s signed or not. I want to have the 6 books for my niece.

  6. SassyArchitect February 18, 2016 at 1:51 am - Reply

    I remember my childhood with this, ADARNA used to visit our school to sell their books. Bought the Alamat ng Pilandok, Bakit Papel De Liha ang Kamay ni Nanay, Itim na Kuting and Alamat ng Ampalaya. I’ll try to buy these books for my pamangkin to encourage them to read.

  7. Louise of Tales & Escapades February 18, 2016 at 3:01 am - Reply

    It’s good that Anne rather made this books for kids rather than the typical and trending beauty and fashion book by other celebrities. This is a good publicity for her, extending her network as a celebrity to younger ones. 🙂

  8. Milton Coyne February 18, 2016 at 4:04 am - Reply

    This made me love Anne Curtis even more! I admire celebrities like her who choose to participate in charitable events like this as their way of thanking their fans back and also as a way to share their blessings to others. I wonder what is “Anita The Duckling Diva” is all about.. I have a feeling that it reflects her courage to enter the world of music industry despite of she doesn’t sing really well but she made it through anyway hehe.

  9. Tua Mukherjee Chatterjee February 18, 2016 at 10:29 am - Reply

    You’re doing great as a parent. Loved the way you take care of your kids. Also, Anne Curtis is so admirable.

  10. Paolo Ruel February 18, 2016 at 11:52 am - Reply

    I love Anne curtis and i admire her, inspiration sa mga bata. 🙂

  11. Nurse Alpha February 19, 2016 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    It’s nice to know that Anne Curtis is a good writer and also an advocate for the youth. There are a lot of celebrities out there who have underrated talents and Curtis is one of them.

  12. Sam February 20, 2016 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    I didn’t know Anne also writes. What is it that this girl can’t do? She’s an inspiration

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