Skip to main content
Cover for Three Pockets Full

Three Pockets Full

A Story of Love, Family, and Tradition

Cindy L. Rodriguez, Begoña Fernández Corbalán (Illustrator)


List Price: 16.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Beto won't wear a guayabera to the wedding. Nope Nunca Not going to happen Beto tries his best to rid himself of the traditional Mexican wedding shirt his Mami gave him. He even gets help from his dog Lupe, but the shirt ends up back on his bed each time with notes from Mami, who becomes increasingly frustrated with Beto. Mami insists that Beto attend the wedding, and wear the shirt, because--after all--it's her wedding Beto has to accept the fact that Mami is getting remarried ♥ and that she wants him to wear the shirt, which is part of his heritage.

This book comes with a free Reader's Guide for children. The guide is available for free download from the publisher website. Lesson plans, activities and discussion questions to allow parents, teachers and caregivers to explore the topic further and deepen comprehension.

Cardinal Rule Press, 9781735345154, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 2022

About the Author

Contributor Bio Cindy L. Rodriguez is the author of the YA novel When Reason Breaks and has contributed to the anthology Life Inside My Mind. She has also written the text for three Jake Maddox books: Volleyball Ace, Drill Team Determination, and Gymnastics Payback. Cindy is a founder of Latinxs in Kid Lit, a blog that celebrates children's literature by/for/about Latinxs. Cindy is currently a middle school reading specialist in Connecticut, where she lives with her family. This is her debut picture book. You can learn more at