Papa And Me

Summary:

Today is a day for the boys in the family! Come along as father and son as they go on an adventure en route to la casa de abuelos (grandparents’ house).


Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Brightly colored illustrations and lots of activity will engage pre-readers in this story about the adventures of a father and son.

Content Awareness Factors:

The story is essentially a chronological sequence of events. There is dialogue, but no character development other than what you draw from the images.


Little Kid Reaction

When we read bilingual books, our daughter prefers books like this one, that embed some vocabulary in the story. Although she listened and followed the story to the end, it hasn’t been a book she wants to come back to.

Parent Reaction

The illustrations grabbed us immediately, as did the artwork (vocabulary in English and Spanish) on the end papers. The story, though, wasn’t as engaging as the images that show obvious joy between father and son. The collection of Spanish words go beyond your normal nouns, we just wished there had been more of them.

Type of Book:
This bilingual story embeds Spanish in a mostly-English text to celebrate the father and child relationship.
Educational Themes:

Use this story to talk about and celebrate family: traditions, relationships, feelings. The embedded Spanish offers an added benefit, but you don’t need it to tell the story.

Reading Level:
2.8
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
8 to 10
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 8
Age of child:
Read with Latina girl nearly 7 years old.
Purchase Recommendation:
This is a nice story. It would make a good book to share between father and son or paternal grandparents and a child.

Title Papa and Me
Author Arthur Dorros
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers © 2008
Illustrators Rudy Gutierrez
ISBN 9780060581565
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.99
Genres Family, Foreign Language | Bilingual, Latin America | Latine People
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