freddie ramos takes off (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.
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 to 10
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.
Little Kid Reaction:
My son liked this book.
Big Kid 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.
Pros:

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

Cons:

None.


Title Freddie Ramos Takes Off (Zapato Power)
About
Author Jacqueline Jules
Publisher Albert Whitman & Company © 2010
Illustrators Miguel Benitez
ISBN 9780807594803
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.99
Genres Adventure, Family, Mystery, Easy Reader Series, Death And Loss, Multicultural
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