Any Day with You

Any Day with You

A story about a creative girl who hopes that by winning a filmmaking contest, she'll convince her great-grandfather not to move back home to the Philippines.

Kaia and her family live near the beach in California, where the fun of moviemaking is all around them. Kaia loves playing with makeup and creating special effects, turning her friends into merfolk and other magical creatures.

This summer, Kaia and her friends are part of a creative arts camp, where they're working on a short movie to enter in a contest. The movie is inspired by the Filipino folktales that her beloved Tatang, her great-grandfather, tells. Tatang lives with her family and is like the sparkle of her special-effects makeup. When Tatang decides that it is time to return to his homeland in the Philippines, Kaia will do anything to convince him not to go.

Title:Any Day with You
ISBN:9780525707578
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    Any Day with You Reviews

  • Donna

    Full review and an interview with Mae Respicio on my blog! Click here for the interview and reviewThank you to Random House Kids and Mae Respicio for a copy of the arc in exchange for an honest review...

  • Mae Respicio

    I love this book!!!...

  • Ms. Yingling

    E ARC provided by Netgalley.comKaia lives in Santa Monica with her supportive family, which includes college professor mom, movie artist dad, older sister Lainey, and great-grandfather, Tatang. She is...

  • Karen McKenna

    I absolutely adored Kaia's story. First of all, the family was just fantastic. Kaia's mom in a professor in Asian American studies at UCLA. Her dad is a special effects animator at a movie studio. Kai...

  • Tabassum Irin

    I love how middle-grade novels never fail to fill my heart with warmth. I’m so glad I got to read Any Day With You, because inspite of being a book for young people, it deals with certain incidents ...

  • Tabassum Irin

    Thanks to Penguin Random House international for the free book! I love how middle-grade novels never fail to fill my heart with warmth. I'm so glad I got to read Any Day With You, because inspite of b...

  • Laura

    This is really a three and a half stars, but it hard to do a half star.This is the second book by Mae Respicio that I've read, and while I love how she weaves in her filipino heritage into the story, ...

  • Kannan

    I am so excited to have read this book and review it during Asian Pacific Islander month literal days before its debut! This book is about Kaia who lives with her family in Santa Monica California. Wh...

  • Leonard Kim

    Similar to When You Trap a Tiger (though here the Filipino creatures stay where they belong, in stories) and Yumi Chung. My dad e-mailed me today — he has writerly aspirations and has been putting d...

  • Liz

    Read arc recd at PLA: lovely story about what home means and family bonds. ...