Wiggling Pockets/Los bolsillos saltarines
What's wiggling in Danny's pockets? Look out for the jumping surprise.
"In this fourth offering from Mora's bilingual easy-reader series My Family/Mi familia, beginning readers follow the excitement as a young boy sneaks four frolicking frogs into the kitchen via his overall pockets. Chaos ensues when frogs begin leaping into the sink, on Abuelita's lap, on Tina's head, and in Mama's pie. The simple text is perfectly complemented by soft, expressive, watercolor illustrations comprised of simple lines and details."— REFORMA News
"When Danny comes in for lemonade and cherry pie, out of his wiggling pockets jump a bunch of energetic frogs. They leap and splash into a sink filled with soapy water, onto Grandma's apron and sister Tina's head and into Mom's just-baked cherry pie. Oh no! Suarez's signature round-faced characters have great expressiveness; Danny's glee at his "wiggling pockets" (before they empty) is infectious, and the family's looks of shock and disgust are equally clear. Mora leaves room for plenty of prediction as she creates a conclusion that requires some inference from the last jump (into the pie) to the final double-page scene, in which the family is all smiles because Danny has somehow captured his bouncing green playmates and released them onto the grass outside. The bilingual English/Spanish text will spark questions about Danny's future actions and will require readers to make the leap from hopping disaster to a happy springy solution.(Picture book. 3-5)"— Kirkus Reviews