Friday, December 16, 2022

Holiday Craft Activities for the Keiki!

 Join me for paper crafts and more at da Shop and complete your holiday shopping! 

This Saturday, December 17, 10-11am

Saturday, September 3, 2022

October is Filipino American History Month!

I'll be available for school visits (on Oahu, Hawaii only) or via Zoom in commemoration of Filipino American History Month! We'll discuss my book, The Angel of Santo Tomas ~ The Story of Fe del Mundo, and highlight the achievements of this remarkable Filipino humanitarian, including her work in serving American children and families detained in internment camps during WWII.

“A lovely and inspiring biography of a benevolent, innovative female Asian doctor.” - Kirkus Reviews

For a pdf file with links to interviews and information about the creation of The Angel of Santo Tomas, please visit


Filipino American History Month has been recognized nationally since 2009 when Congress passed a resolution to commemorate the events, experiences, and lives of Filipino Americans and their impact on society. October was chosen since it marks the arrival of the first Filipinos who landed in what is now Morro Bay, California on October 18, 1587.

For more information, please visit

Escape Undersea by Ellen Prager PhD, with art by Tammy Yee

Escape Undersea 
by  Ellen Prager PhD
Tumblhome Books Inc.

With art by Tammy Yee

The latest adventure in the Wonderlist Series is available for pre-order now!

Invited to the world’s only undersea research station, Ezzy, Luke, and their father head to the Florida Keys and dive into an unexpected adventure. While visiting their ex-military friends in the Aquarius Sea Station, Ezzy and Luke encounter a strange algae bloom at the surface, giant goliath groupers, and a mysterious fish that threatens the coral reefs and their own safety. It’s another wild ride filled with humor and action as Ezzy Skylar explores the depths of her courage while overcoming her insecurities. With new friends, she and Luke discover the wonders of the undersea world and what it is like to live underwater. But once again they unwittingly stumble into a plot that could have disastrous consequences for the local wildlife and must jump into action to save the day.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022




Join me for Keiki Story Time at da Shop Books + Curiosities! I'll be reading The Angel of Santo Tomas and other local favorites, with a craft activity and book signing to follow.

The Angel of Santo Tomas is the perfect gift to inspire children to pursue science and medicine with the heart to help others. It tells the story of the courageous Dr. Fe del Mundo, a filipino woman who overcame hardships to become a pediatrician and humanitarian.

I'll also be happy to answer questions about how I write and illustrate my books! Hope to see you there!

da Shop,

3565 Harding Ave. Honolulu, Hawaii 96816

808-421-9460 /

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Family Night at the Lana'i Filipino Club House

 Sat, May 7, 6pm at the Lana'i Filipino Club House.

Join me for Family Night on the beautiful island of Lana'i! I'll be reading from "The Angel of Santo Tomas" and "The Boy Who Tricked the Ghosts," and Ricardo will talk to youths about educational opportunities in healthcare!

Monday, February 7, 2022

The Angel of Santo Tomas - The Story of Fe del Mundo Book Trailer

 Here's the book trailer for "The Angel of Santo Tomas - The Story of Fe del Mundo," a true story of courage, dedication, and a promise kept.

Fe del Mundo's sister dreamt of becoming a doctor—a big dream for a girl in the Philippines in the early 1900s. When her sister dies, young Fe vows to take her place, a promise she carries with her for the rest of her life.

The Angel of Santo Tomas - The Story of Fe del Mundo

Thursday, February 3, 2022


Tumblehome Books is pleased to present their newest biography for kids, THE ANGEL OF SANTO TOMAS. A story about Filipina pediatrician Fe del Mundo that will inspire children to pursue science and medicine in the service of humanity.

When Fe del Mundo’s sister died, Fe vowed to fulfill her sister’s dream of becoming a doctor. This is the story of how she kept that promise, from the Philippines to America and back, through World War II and beyond, acting always with courage and care.
“A lovely and inspiring biography of a benevolent, innovative female Asian doctor. This picture-book biography celebrates not only del Mundo's many accomplishments in medicine, but also her compassion and humanitarianism. The full-color digital illustrations depict details of Filipino culture, like architecture and clothing, while also beautifully capturing del Mundo’s gentleness and her emotions.” 
~ Kirkus Reviews

To learn more about the book, you can view the Tumbleocity STEM presentation of THE ANGLE OF SANTO TOMAS, including Tammy's illustration process, at

Tammy Yee is an award-winning author/illustrator who grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii. After graduating from college, she cared for children as a pediatric nurse. Having her own children rekindled her love for picture books, so in 1994 she exchanged her stethoscope for a paintbrush and has been writing and illustrating ever since.


Title: The Angel of Santo Tomas
Author: Tammy Yee
ISBN 13: 978-1943431748
Children’s Asian & Asian American Books
Ages: 5-10
Hardcover: 36 pages; 1.74 pounds
Dimensions: 0.35 X 10.98 X 8.46 inches
Price: US $16.95
Launch Date: February 1, 2022

For Individual Buyers
     Tumblehome Books

For Book Sellers
     info (at)
     Ordering direct

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Tumbleocity STEM presentation of "The Angel of Santo Tomas - The Story of Fe del Mundo"

A story of bravery, dedication, and a promise kept.

If you missed the live broadcast of Tumbleocity's STEM presentation of "The Angel of Santo Tomas," including some illustration demonstrations, you can watch it here. In it, I talk about the amazing and inspiring life of Dr. Fe del Mundo, whose dedication to the welfare of children carried her through World War 2, from the Philippines to the U.S. and beyond, and always with courage and care.

I also give a drawing demonstration with a time-lapse video of how the illustrations were created for this book.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Harvard Medical School Better Together Dialogue: Discussing "The Angel of Santo Tomas -The Story of Fe del Mundo"

Feb 10, 2022, 3-4:30 EST, 10-11:30 HST
Join me for a discussion of "The Angel of Santo Tomas: The Story of Fe del Mundo," hosted by the Harvard Medical School Office for Diversity Inclusion & Community Partnership.  

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

The Angel of Santo Tomas - The Story of Fe del Mundo

Learn more about Fe del Mundo, a remarkable Filipina pediatrician, scientist, author, and educator who led a life of courage and dedication! The Angel of Santo Tomas - The Story of Fe del Mundo, Tumblehome Books. Coming February 1, 2022.

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Saturday, January 8, 2022

Free Zoom Event!

 February 2, 2022, 5:00PM EST/Noon HST

Registration is open, and the countdown begins!

Join me for a free Zoom session to learn about the life and work of Filipina pediatrician Fe del Mundo, a scientist, author, educator, and lifelong advocate for the welfare of children, who received multiple awards for her humanitarian work and for her dedication to “the poorest of the poor.”

Sharks keep the ocean ecosystem in balance!

 Happy New Year! Beginning 1/1/2022, Hawaii Act 51 (House Bill 533) makes it illegal to knowingly capture, entangle or kill any species of shark in Hawaiian waters.

Learn more about sharks and their critical role in the environment in "Shark Patrol," by Ron Hirschi, illust. by Tammy Yee, Mutual Publishing.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

20th Biennial Conference on Literature and Hawaii's Children


I'll be presenting with author/illustrator Akiko White and author Vera Arita at the 20th Biennial Conference on Literature and Hawaii's Children, a free conference for parents, teachers, librarians, writers, illustrators, + anyone interested in children's literature. Register now!

Sunday, June 6



C3  So You Want to Write a Children's Book? This Is Our Path to Publication and Beyond

We will present to you our path to publication and answer any questions you may have on how to get your manuscript in the hands of little children everywhere! We will also tell you about our local Hawai‘i’ chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, which has helped many on their publication journey.

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