Age Range: 5 – 7 years | Grade Level: Kindergarten – 2 | Series: Sofia Martinez | Paperback: 96 pages | Publisher: Picture Window Books (February 1, 2016)
About My Vida Loca:
Even the most basic chores can be fun when Sofia is involved! From washing a car to cooking with grandma, this smart and funny 7-year-old knows how to make every moment count. Follow Sofia through three every day adventures in this early chapter book and find out why Sofia has such a crazy life!
About the Author:
Jacqueline Jules is the award-winning author of 25 children’s books, including No English (2012 Forward National Literature Award), Zapato Power: Freddie Ramos Takes Off (2010 CYBILS Literary Award, Maryland Blue Crab Young Reader Honor Award, ALSC Great Early Elementary Reads), and Freddie Ramos Makes a Splash (named on 2013 List of Best Children’s Books of the Year by Bank Street College Committee). When not reading, writing, or teaching, Jacqueline enjoys time with her family in Northern Virginia.
About the Artist:
Kim Smith has worked in magazines, advertising, animation, and children’s gaming. She has illustrated two picture books, including the upcoming Raven and Loon, which have been published in English and Inuktitut. She studied illustration at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, Alberta, where she currently resides.
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My Thoughts on My Vida Loca:
My Vida Loca is such a cute book for growing readers. I read this with my two girls, ages eight and six. My six year old especially loved it. She liked the full color pictures, the simple text, and the fun stories. My eight year old liked the Spanish words she learned and got a good laugh at the humor in the stories.My Vida Loca is a compilation of three short stories about Sophia and her family. Each story has a small number of chapters in it to break things up. It’s a fun, cute, and easy to read multicultural book for kids in grades K-2.
This is a lovely addition to the growing collection of diverse books for children. The main character is Hispanic and uses a lot of Spanish words throughout the book. My Vida Loca is perfect for kids learning to read and starting to merge into chapter books.
Source: I was loaned a digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.
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