product review

The Day We Met Kuting Magiting

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Who has not read a comic book? Or even a comic strip on the newspaper? Everyone at least once did, right?  I think the movie franchises of Marvel and DC Comics would have not been successful if the generations of comic readers did not exist. 


My brother is an author and illustrator of his own comic book series, Sinag. So when I asked him if he knows a children's comic book I could review, he lent me his copy of HERO KITTEN Kuting Magiting: The Day I Met Kuting Magiting




Hero Kitten Kuting Magiting is a character created by an award-winning children's book author and illustrator, Robert Magnuson. Some of his other books include, Bullysaurus Rex, Go to Sleep, Kuting, and Run, Kuting! Run! published by OMF Literature-Hiyas.


Kuting (meaning, kitten) Magiting is a kitten who was almost hit by a car driven by a Professor on one rainy night. He brought the kitten home where his dog, Good Morning, also lives. In this comic book, it showed how the comic-loving-dog changed his feelings for Kuting. It also gave us a glimpse of Kuting's super powers. 


What my son liked about the comic book is that it used speech balloons at a minimum. He can only read very few sight words  so when I explain the story, my son's focus was on the action illustrated in the comic book. The story is heart-warming, and the characters are adorable.


We are hoping to get the other books of Kuting Magiting. They are sold at OMF branches and I saw some copies of it at Ever Gotesco Commonwealth last summer. You can also buy them on the OMF website. Cool!


Have you met Kuting Magiting?


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21 comments

  1. Have not tried comics for Gab yet and no Filipino books yet. Soon... :D

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    1. I'd like to get my son Tagalog books. Too bad we were unable to go to MIBF last week.

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  2. My son loves to read and he may be interested in this. I'm near Ever so will check this out!

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    1. For this comic book, Kuting Magiting, my brother got it from a comics convention. Not sure though if this particular comic book is available at Ever. But I did saw Run, Kuting, Run and Go to Sleep, Kuting on the shelves of Expressions at Ever Gotesco. :)

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  3. a friend of mine told me before that comics is a dying breed in the philippines and his goal was to somehow contribute on reviving it. :) although i would not allow my son to read it yet once he learns to read because the content is not for kids :)

    i myself was (well, not really avid) a comicbook reader when i was younger - whenever i am at my cousin's house :D

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    1. I also thought before that comics are not for young kids. I was actually surprised that Kuting Magiting was written for kids. Robert also created toddler books which I have yet to check.

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  4. Talented naman pala ng brother mo mommy Kat! Are these books available in National Bookstore? I want to have Sinag collections and have it signed by your brother, hehehe instant fan agad!

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    1. Thanks, Rhea! My brother only sells his works at comic book conventions. He publishes his own work. The next Komikon will happen this November at Bayanihan Center :D

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  5. Looks great! Might consider getting this for my kids as well.

    Wow, a real life comic author! I immediately clicked the link to check it and found out he's doing Manga! I've been trying to get my kids interested in Manga. I got them a gospel Manga which came highly recommended, but so far...wala pa, heehee. Maybe in a few years. ;)

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    1. My brothers had a strong connection with Manga when they became teenagers. Ako, hindi. Taga cheer lang sa kanila. Hehehe :D

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  6. Wow ang cool naman nito! I have only read a couple of comic books in my life (confession), but I'm liking this. Gotta check OMFLit out!

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    1. I've only read a few, too. Mostly Pugad Baboy. :D

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  7. Nice! This is the first time I heard about this comic book. Wala ba to sa book sale? Or National Book Store? Or sa OMF Branches lang talaga?

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    1. Hi Rackell! My brother got it from a comics convention. Not sure if they are available in National Bookstore or Booksale.

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  8. Looks like an adorable book! I like Robert Magnuson's work as his books are really targeted to young audience like my kids. Bullysaurus Rex is a great book on bullying karma and dental health.

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    1. I've only learned about his work recently. I'd like to get my son his other books, too.

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  9. My youngest loves to read books especially if pictures are attractive but we haven't met Kuting Magiting yet! Seems like this kitten is always ready for adventures. Hope to meet him soon... :D
    Maybe you have extra copies from your brother, I'm willing to accept hand-me-down Kuting Magiting book (^----^)

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  10. My son's into the superhero things so this might be a good read for him. Will definitely check this out. Thanks for sharing :)

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  11. I think my daughter will love Kuting Magiting! I will look for a copy. Hoping to buy soon.

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  12. What a catchy name for a character! I hope they can make Filipino comic books like this more available to the public.

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  13. Wow comics! :) I love this. Sana our Filipino comic artists would make more and would actually sell more. :)

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