Zapato Power:
Freddie Ramos Stomps the Snow

Illustrated by Miguel Benitez
Albert Whitman & Company, 2014
Ages 6-8/Grades 1-3
ISBN: 9780807594872  $14.99, HC


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Freddie Ramos's adventures continue!

When a freak spring blizzard buries Starwood Park, Freddie works with Mr. Vaslov to clear the sidewalks using a new invention—Zapato Power snowshoes! But not even the snow can stop a thief from causing trouble in the neighborhood. Can Freddie solve the case, even if it means helping Erika, the Starwood Park bully?

This is the fifth in the Zapato Power series. The first four are

Zapato Power: Freddie Ramos Stomps the Snow

Star "The setting for Freddie Ramos opens up possibilities for subtly engaging with experiences that are relatively neglected in the sunny tales targeted at the primary grades. Despite the fact that many students live in apartments and know some financial hardships, the vast majority of books for children feature middle-class families living in single-family homes. It is refreshing, then, to follow the escapades of Freddie Ramos and his friends at the Starwood Park apartment community." Ashley Hope Pérez, Latin@s in Kid Lit, Oct. 6, 2014.

Star "In this latest installment in the delightful “Zapato Power” chapter book series . . . Freddie’s super-powered shoes are just super enough to straddle the line between reality and fantasy; his biggest superpowers are his cheerful, helpful determination and generous heart." Children's Literature.

Star Zapato Power: Freddie Ramos Stomps the Snow recommended in 2014 Holiday Gift Guide from Reading Rockets: "The latest in the Zapato Power series is equally charming and highly readable."

Star"Despite this being book five in the series I had no problem jumping in, but if you and your early reader want to start at the beginning, I recommend it! I have no doubt that the other volumes are just as layered and endearing as this one." -- The League of Shadows Reviews, August 31, 2016. Read the full review.

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