It's Zapato Power!

Summary:

Freddie Ramos receives a mysterious gift. A pair of shoes that give him super powers! While he's trying to figure out where the shoes came from, he is helping other people along the way.


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Zapato Power's fun, yet suspenseful story, keeps readers' interests from beginning to end.

Content Awareness Factors:

None.


Little Kid Reaction

My son liked this book.

Parent Reaction

I enjoyed the story and its positive themes. The author presents the idea of helping others in a way that appeals to children. The story subtly brings attention to hard topics like the death of parent, single parenting, and military parents. It doesn't overdo them but it does recognize different family situations that will broaden the appeal.

Type of Book:
This is the first book in this illustrated chapter series for transitional readers.
Educational Themes:

Because of the way the author introduces different family situations, including coping with the loss of a parent - there are opportunities to talk about compassion, as well as helping others.

Reading Level:
3.3
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
8 to 10
Recommended Age To Read Together:
5 and Up
Age of child:
Read with a 5-year-old boy.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. This is a book you could initially read aloud together. Then, as your child becomes a stronger reader, s/he might like to read it on their own.

Title Freddie Ramos Takes Off
About

Zapato Power, Book 1

Author Jacqueline Jules
Publisher Albert Whitman & Company © 2010
Illustrators Miguel Benitez
ISBN 9780807594803
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.99
Genres Adventure, Family, Mystery, Death and Loss
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