Manuel admires Willie. he is tall, like a basketball player. Manuel uses stilts and even spikes his hair so he can be taller. But every time he tries something new, it always backfires. Then he learns Willie wants to be strong like him.
Kids will see themselves in this picture book about wanting to be different than you are.
This is a wonderful series. Kids spend so much time comparing themselves to others, that this is a fun way to remind them that they are "perfect" just the way they are. Reading in Spanish offers some terrific elementary-level words that kids will see in school.
This is one volume in a companion series about two boys, each of whom wants to be like their friend.
You can use the book to practice Spanish. In addition to the story, there is a nice vocabulary list in the back. The story itself offers a nice lesson in accepting yourself for who you are and recognizing your own strengths. You might even ask your child what s/he likes about himself!
7 to 10
4 to 8
Started reading with 6-year-old girl.
Borrow, at least. This is a wonderful series that makes for great reading.
|Title||I Wish I Was Tall like Willie / Quisiera ser tan alto como Willie|
|Author||Kathryn Heling, Deborah Hembrock|
|Publisher||Raven Tree Press © 2008|
|Genres||Friendship, Self Worth, Foreign Language | Bilingual, Latin America | Latine People|