Wiggling pockets = Los bolsillos sal
Wiggling pockets = Los bolsillos sal

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Annotation: At a family gathering, mischief ensues when Danny releases frogs from his wiggling pockets.
Catalog Number: #36387
Format: Perma-Bound Edition from Publisher's Hardcover
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Publisher: HarperCollins
Copyright Date: 2009
Edition Date: 2009
Illustrator: Suarez, Maribel,
Pages: 24
Availability: Available
ISBN: Publisher: 0-06-085047-7 Perma-Bound: 0-605-24776-5
ISBN 13: Publisher: 978-0-06-085047-0 Perma-Bound: 978-0-605-24776-5
Dewey: E
Dimensions: 23 cm.
Language: Spanish
Bilingual: Yes
Reviews:
Horn Book
Mora continues her series of family-life vignettes with this story of some unexpected lunch guests. When Danny comes to the table with wiggling pockets, Mom and Dad ask what he has in them. Four frogs jump out and cause minor chaos. The simple text in both English and Spanish and the warm illustrations portray a loving family.
Kirkus Reviews
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)
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1 A family enjoys a summer day in their backyard. When they go into the house, Dannys father asks him why his pockets are wiggling. Soon frogs are jumping around the kitchen, into Grandmas lap, onto his sisters head, and into a freshly baked cherry pie. The frogs are subsequently captured and released unharmed into their natural environment. Mora utilizes language appropriate for building pre-reading skills. English and Spanish texts fill each page with simple, clear sentences. Suarezs watercolor illustrations capture a delightfully humorous moment found within a traditional family setting. The clean compositions feature bright greens, pastels, oranges, and yellows. Smiling, rounded faces with small brown eyes and simple noses give the illustrations an almost cartoonlike appearance. This book is an excellent selection for use in bilingual storytimes or with beginning English or Spanish classes. Cristi Jenkins, Fort Vancouver Library District, WA
Reviewing Agencies: - Find Other Reviewed Titles
Horn Book (8/1/09)
Kirkus Reviews
School Library Journal (12/1/09)
Wilson's Children's Catalog
Word Count: 121
Reading Level: 1.2
Interest Level: P-2
Accelerated Reader: reading level: 1.2 / points: 0.5 / quiz: 131045 / grade: Lower Grades

How many frogs fit in Danny's pockets? It's a jumping surprise!
¿Cuántas ranas caben en los bolsillos de Danny? ¡Es una sorpresa saltarina!
One frog hops on Tina's head,
Una rana brinca encima de la cabeza de Tina,
And another springs onto Mom's delicious cherry pie! Oh, no!
¡Y otra rana cae encima del delicioso pastel de cerezas que hizo Mamá! ¡Ay, no!
We don't want to eat frog pie!
¡No queremos comer pastel de ranas!

Wiggling Pockets
Los bolsillos saltarines

This bilingual book will appeal to anyone who's ever been unintentionally mischievous—just like Danny with his wiggling pockets full of frogs!

Este libro bilingüe le encantará a todos los que sin querer han sido un poco traviesos . . . ¡igual que Danny y sus bolsillos saltarines llenos de ranas!


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