The Snappy Reviews: Sundalong Patpat (Thin Soldier) http://snappyreviews.blogspot.com/2009/08/sundalong-patpat-thin-soldier.html Sundalong Patpat (Thin Soldier). Author: Virgilio Almario. Illlustrator: Ferdinand R. Doctolero. Publisher: Adarna Book Services, Inc. Main Character: soldier. Summary: This Filipino children's book is about a wooden soldier who shows his bravery by bringing the rain back to his town. No matter how difficult it is, he never gave up and tried his ... to inspire children especially those who are thin and small. Being courageous and responsible are highlighted in this story.