Written by Grace Chong
Illustrated by Beth Parrocha-Doctolero
(Note: This book is written in English with parallel Filipino text)
Follow the adventures of endearing 6-year-old Mateo, a farmer’s son from Umingan, Pangasinan. Teo meets odd people and stumbles into strange situations, but in every encounter his admirable character shines through. Teo’s example inspires children to love God and others in everyday life. “Bad morning, ugly face!” squawks the green cockatoo. Caged and maltreated by its owners, this bird has only bad words to say. But what happens when Teo befriends this lonely bird? And what surprise does it bring?