WINNER OF THE 2016 INTERNATIONAL LATINO BOOK AWARD FOR BEST LATINO-FOCUSED PICTURE BOOK, BILINGUAL
Felipe doesn’t have a soccer ball. So, when it’s his turn to take one to school, he uses a little bit of creativity…and a few socks. Felipe is the sock thief, but finding socks is not that easy and the neighborhood pets make it even harder. “Au, au, au!” a dog barks in Portuguese. Along the way, Felipe leaves delicious mangoes in exchange for the socks he steals. After he swipes each pair, he twists and turns them into an ever-growing soccer ball.
"Gonzalez paints with a boldness that gives life to the Brazilian setting, adding a little bounce to this futebol-themed picture book. A lively celebration of futebol, culture, and ingenuity." School Library Journal
"Provide a tub of thrift-store socks for an easy storytime program." The Center for Children's Books
"This book teaches manners, values and a smattering of Portuguese, all in an immensely enjoyable Brazilian tale." The Advocate