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
Lexile 500L
ATOS Reading Level
Guided Reading Level M
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: Peyton, Bobbie

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.

Original artwork
Full-color illustrations