Bibliographic Information: Dorros, Arthur, and Elisa Kleven. Abuela. New York: Dutton Children’s Books 1991. Print.

Brief Annotation: A young girl spends the day with her Abuela.  They fly over New York City and explore the sights and sounds from above.

Genre: Fiction

Grade Level: K-3

Readers who will like this: Children who like stories about people from other cultures.  Students who have very active imaginations

Rating/Response: 4 Beautiful illustrations, and very vivid imagery.  Students will also have an easy time connecting to this book as they are able to talk about days that they have spent with people that are important in their lives.

One question you would ask before a read aloud: Turn to a partner and talk about a special day you had with someone important in your life.

Reading Strategy: Visualization

Rationale for Strategy: The words are so descriptive that it would be a fun book to read with students without showing them pictures and allow them to create their own images, but even if pictures were shown they would be able to add so much more with the text.

Posted by: Emily Busch


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