Bibliographic Information: Dorros, A., Kleven, E., Powderly, B., Dutton Children’s Books (Firm), & South China Printing Co. (1991). Abuela. New York: Dutton Children’s Books.
Brief Annotation: Abuela loves adventures and that is why her granddaughter loves to go out with her. In this adventure they fly all over the city of Manhattan visiting their favorite places and family.
Grade Level: K-3
Readers who will like this: Children who are interested in Spanish; children who are learning how to read and write English; children who love color.
Rating/Response: 5 This great book is such a colorful book that it captures the reader’s attention right away. It is a book that really brings out the reader’s imagination.
One question you would ask before a read aloud: If you could fly who would you like to go out with? What would you like to see? How do you imagine the city?
Reading Strategy: Visualization
Rationale for Strategy: This book really allows students to visualize and see what the author is talking about, it really allows them to open up their imaginations and think of all sorts of things.
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