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Wiggling Pockets/Los bolsillos saltarines
HarperCollins Children's Books/Rayo, illustrated by Mirabel Suarez
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Book 4 of My Family/Mi familia, a four-book series of easy-read bilingual books.

What's wiggling in Danny's pockets? Look out for the jumping surprise.

Highlighted Reviews
"Mora utilizes language appropriate for building pre-reading skills. English and Spanish texts fill each page with simple, clear sentences … Suarez's watercolor illustrations capture a delightfully humorous moment found within a traditional family setting...This book is an excellent selection for use in bilingual storytimes or with beginning English or Spanish classes."— School Library Journal

"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