Zapato Power: Freddie Ramos Takes Off
- Middle Reader-Careful Content
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- Heart/Home/Friends Forever
- Joan of Arc/Empath
- Wild Thing/Annie Oakley/Mirette
- helping others
- independent readers
- middle readers
- reluctant listener
- reluctant reader
Wow, is there anything better than a new pair of "kicks?' I mean we are talking awesome shoes here. When he gets home from a long day at Starwood Elementary School Freddie Ramos finds a white box outside the door of Apartment 29G and it is addressed to him. What could it be and who could have mailed it to him?
His mother works hard at her job to make ends meet especially since his father was killed in the war. There isn't a lot of money left over for shoes. Mr. Vaslov, the man who takes care of the apartments, appears on the scene and helps Freddie open the box. Whoa, baby. It's a pair of purple sneakers with silver wings on the sides.
Now, you need to know that Freddie loves to run and every afternoon he races the train that comes through his neighborhood on an overhead track. On your mark. Get set. Go! Today Freddie takes off and he BEATS the train!
How can this be possible? Who sent him these shoes? What kinds of amazing things can he do while he is wearing them? Cartoon-like black and white illustrations add to the kid--friendly appeal. Exciting, empowering, and fun and it's for our readers who know how to read and are looking for a book that makes it worth their while! Yipppeeee! 80 pages Ages 6-9 (a series of three books so far)