"The resolution is satisfying, and carries with it a subtle message about being nonjudgmental. . . . This book also makes for a great read-aloud, with opportunities for audience participation. -- School Library Journal, May 15, 2014.
"I loved Freddie Ramos Makes a Splash by Jacqueline Jules! Always an interesting story for a fabulous read aloud, can’t wait to share with my student reading fans. My son and I love the way Jacqueline Jules makes you always want to continue reading and anxious to pick up the book to finish!" -- Styling Librarian, May 24, 2012.
"This is a fun read. I have not read any of the other books that precede this one, yet I had no trouble getting up to speed. By the end of the second page, I knew what I needed to understand the Zapato Power series. The short chapter book is a fast, fun, and funny read. Both boys and girls will like this one. . . . Freddie Ramos, with his super powered purple sneakers, is an adorable character with lasting power in addition to super-speed." -- Kid Lit Reviews, January 15, 2012.
"What I like about Freddie Ramos and his crazy shoes are (1) an approachable early reader/chapter book centered around a boy that (2) doesn't depend on bathroom humor and (3) features a nonwhite main character that is still (4) very approachable and "relatable" to a wide audience." -- LiterariTea, March 1, 2012.
"Freddie Ramos is such a fun series for beginning readers. It has a touch of the fantastic (the magical superpowered shoes) but is also grounded firmly in reality. . . . There are big lessons and concepts wrapped up in this story (you can't assume that someone is a thief, sometimes your conclusions are wrong) but it never feels like "I'm going to talk about the lesson of the story now." It's easy to see why this series is popular with both kids and adults." -- Crowding the Book Truck, March 4, 2012.
"Zapato Power is a delightful series perfect for young boys who aren't ready for the violence of regular superheroes (Batman, Superman, etc.) Girls will likely enjoy it as well. The large text nicely spaced works well for early readers. Add in the illustrations, cartoon-like in places, and sound effects and you have a series designed to appeal to reluctant readers. I highly recommend this series." -- Geo Librarian, July 12, 2012.