A fresh, fun, family & friendship! Reina is an A+
On Parents and Grandparents Day, Mr. Li's students are going to be statues representing someone from history. Reina knows instantly who she wants to be, and shares her idea with her best friend Nora. When Nora Nora picks the same person, Reina is upset. Nora stole her idea! Now Reina has to be someone else. Who can she be that is a strong woman like her mother and grandmother?
This is a book that I would buy to read with preschoolers and kindergarteners. Even though they may not be ready to read themselves, they will relate to Reina and the relationships with Nora and her grandmother.
The story moves along well. It is familiar, yet fresh, as well. In addition to the factual elements, the story weaves in a number of concepts that make it feel "bigger," with more depth than most books in this category.
Young elementary readers will enjoy Reina's bubbly personality and story that moves along well.
This story blends family, friendship, problem-solving, and a little Spanish in a learning-to-read book.
This is so much more than a book about four historic figures. The story offers readers opportunities to understand the dynamics of friendship, communication (and assumption), family relationships, and compromise.
Most likely, Reina introduces new readers to four people they've never heard of: Roberto Clemente, Celia Cruz, Frida Kahlo, and Ellen Ochoa. There is a very brief introduction in the back, and that can be a great place to start for young singers, artists, sports fans, and space lovers. The author also weaves Spanish into the text. There is a short glossary in the back.
7 and Up
5 and Up
If reading aloud with young children, buy! This is a great back-to-school book and family read. If selecting this for a beginning reader, borrow.
|Title||Reina Ramos Works It Out!|
|Publisher||Harper, Imprint HarperCollins Publishers © 2022|
|Genres||Family, Friendship, Latin America | Latine People|