Author: Alvin Gale Tan
Illustrator: Giona Mae Reyes
Language/s: Filipino and English
Target Readers: Ages 3-5
Bantay loves to hang out and play with his doggy friends. That’s perfectly normal, except for the fact
that Bantay is a cat. He keeps hoping that he will become a dog someday.
One fateful day, his master gets into a dangerous situation. All the dogs in the neighborhood could
not help his master. Will Bantay be able to save his master?
Alvin Gale Tan – Author
Alvin Gale Tan is a marketing strategist, writer, nonfi ction author, audio editor, speaker, and events
host among other things. Cartoons, animated movies, and his two young nieces keep him updated
on what’s cool in the kiddie world.
Giona Mae Reyes – Illustrator
Giona Reyes is a digital graphic designer and illustrator at St. Matthew’s Publishing Corporation.
She loves listening to music alone in her room while staring at her sketchpad wondering what to draw.
She enjoys laughing at puns and memes on the internet and read books of any genre.