Dancing the Tinikling

"Jojo, come dance!" Lola calls, inviting him to leap between the clapping and slapping bamboo poles and dance the tinikling with her. Whirling, twirling, and singing in Tagalog, Jojo tries but trips. Lola dances between the two poles easily, the same way she dances between their American and Filipino cultures--Jojo knows that dance! And finally, spinning and hopping to the rhythm of his life, he's dancing the tinikling! Part of the Own Voices, Own Stories Collection.

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Interest Level Kindergarten - Grade 3
Reading Level Grade 1
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level
Language English
Publisher Sleeping Bear Press
Available Formats Hardcover (9781534111967), PDF (9781668935491), Hosted ebook (9781668935408)
Copyright 2023
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 10 x 10
Graphics Full-color illustrations

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Author: Bobbie Peyton

Bobbie Peyton was born in the Philippines and moved to the United States as a baby. She grew up in Oregon, where she lives today with her two little (but ferocious) dogs. A former high school special education teacher, Bobbie is a graduate of Tufts University and of Hamline University’s MFA writing program for children and young adults.

Illustrator: Diobelle Cerna

Diobelle Cerna is a children’s book illustrator and character designer based in the Philippines. She graduated with a BFA in Advertising Arts. Her artworks are mostly based on characters and mundane scenes with combinations of textures and soft, muted colors. She loves to incorporate strong lighting in her artworks and has a passion for visual storytelling.

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Full-color illustrations