Willie is having a rough day. He has already struck out in a Little League game, and now he needs a bank for school – tomorrow! Dad has just the thing. It’s an alkansiya, a bank made out of a coconut shell from the Philippines, where Dad grew up. He’s been saving it for Willie because there’s a surprise inside, a treasure Dad got when he was a little boy.

Praise for Willie Wins:

Booklist – “There's a real story here with tension and surprise, and Angel's bright acrylic paintings show the father-son bond close-up as well as the school scenes where the bully makes fun of Willie's coconut bank--until its content is revealed.”

Kirkus Reviews – “An understated pearl of a story, humbly illustrated in deep-colored acrylics, with two affecting characterizations and an exemplary bond of love."