Filemon loves junk food, chocolates and soda. He is big, round and as soft as a mamon. He likes acting and even got the lead role as Andres Bonifacio in their school play. While rehearsing, he realized he didn’t have the stamina for the vigorous role and had to settle for a more sedentary part. This made him sad but it also encouraged him to be healthier so he could try again for next year’s lead role.
ALEXINE: Childhood obesity is now a serious concern in the Philippines. This story is a good inspiration for both parents and children to live healthy lifestyles.
ADRIANA: Look Mom, he lost a lot of weight and looks really good in the next school play. I want more Filemon Mamon books! (We're hoping for a sequel!)
AUTHOR: Christine Belen
ILLUSTRATOR: Jason Moss
PUBLISHER: Adarna House
LANGUAGE: English & Filipino
DATE PUBLISHED: 2004