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Abuela by Arthur Dorros
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Oct 22, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: early-fluent

Summary: While riding on a bus through Manhattan with her grandmother, a little girl imagines that they are carried up into the sky and fly over the sights of New York City, in an evocative study of the loving bond between child and grandparent.
Genre: fantasy, adventure, fiction
Reading Level: This book is best for early fluent readers. There are many words, and often paragraphs on each page. The irregular and different spelling patterns of several of the words on each page make this book a fluent one because it is difficult. There is unfamiliar language and concepts in this book for children who do not know Spanish.
Topic: spending time with elders, learning valuable information from grandparents, going on adventures using imagination
Curriculum Uses: This book could be used for a read aloud to support a lesson on ethnic identities or a short lesson on Spanish. I would also use this as a guided reading book for a group based on reading several languages in books. Independent and shared reading would also be possibilities with this book.
Literary Elements: The elements present in this book are exposition, conflict, climax, a protagonist, and a resolution.
Social Issues: immigration
Illustrations and Text: The illustrations in this book are a little overwhelming and take over the text in the book. The pictures have too many colors and are too flourished for young readers. They distract the reader's attention away from the most important part of the book.

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