About the authors

Mario Herrera

Mario Herrera has a degree in education and an MA in EFL. He has taught English for more than 30 years at all levels, from young children to adults. He is the author and co-author of many acclaimed ESL/EFL series that are used in levels ranging from pre-primary to junior high schools.

His previous series include Backpack, a seven-level primary EFL course;Pockets, a three-level pre-primary EFL course and Cool Chat Connected, an EFL course for secondary schools. As an international consultant and teacher trainer, Mario Herrera travels the globe, directing seminars and delivering professional development workshops throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

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Barbara Hojel

Barbara Hojel has an MA in education from The Johns Hopkins University and more than 34 years of experience teaching very young children and training teachers. She has led workshops and trained teachers around the world.

She has authored and co-authored material for very young learners, including: Pockets, Hip Hip Hooray Starter Level, My ABC Storybook, Buttons, English for Me!, Storybooks, Balloons and the My English Book series. She has also written material for teachers: EFL/ESL Class Starters, Poems and Fingerprints.

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