Zapato Power:
Freddie Ramos Zooms to the Rescue

Illustrated by Miguel Benitez
Albert Whitman & Company, 2011
Ages 6-8/Grades 1-3
ISBN: 9780807594827, $14.99, HC
ISBN: 9780807594941, $4.99, PB



Zapato Power Series book trailer

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Zapato Power Activity Guide  

Things are not going well at Starwood Elementary. A squirrel is running through the halls. A tree fell on the gym. The principal is acting weird! Can Freddie save the day with his Zapato Power?

This is the third in the Zapato Power series. The first is Zapato Power: Freddie Ramos Takes Off, the second is Zapato Power: Freddie Ramos Springs into Action, and the fourth is Zapato Power: Freddie Ramos Makes a Splash.

Zapato Power: Freddie Ramos Zooms to the Rescue designated a Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book (Fiction for Younger Readers)

Zapato Power on Reading Rockets 2010 Big Summer Read

Freddie Ramos Zooms to the Rescue recommended on FIRST BOOK Summer Reading List

Zapato Power

Star "The story is punctuated with action-packed cartoons and superhero-worthy action words scrawled across the page, giving the book appeal to reluctant readers and children just getting into chapter books. Fans of the previous titles will appreciate this continuation." -- School Library Journal, November 1, 2011.

Star "Jacqueline Jules has created a likable character that kids tackling their very first chapter books are sure to relate to. Freddie’s good heart, and readiness to use his Zapato Power! to help others makes Freddie the best anonymous super-hero Starwood Elementary has ever seen." -- ReaderKidZ, February 6, 2011.

Star "Short chapters and abundant cartoonish illustrations make this an appealing choice for reluctant readers who have their own superhero dreams." -- Children's Literature.

Star "Freddie Ramos is an extremely likable character without being overly sweet. . . . I also like how Freddie sometimes struggles with decisions which humanizes him and will help students make connections. The text level will make this an ideal choice for early readers and reluctant readers who want a chapter book in their hands. Find copies of all the Zapato Power books so your students can continue reading about Freddie's adventures." -- NC Teacher Stuff, April 1, 2011.

Star "If I were a school librarian (as I once was in another life), especially if I had Hispanic students in my school, but even if I didn’t, I’d snap up the books in this series for the easy reader shelf. . . . First grade boys and girls should fall in love with Freddie. The book contains a very few Spanish words and phrases, which is a plus. Freddie is a delight, and a really good superhero, too. He’s out to save the world, but he’s also a realist." -- Semicolon Blog, November 2, 2011.

Star ". . . a delightful beginning reader chapter book. . . . There is just enough excitement to keep readers turning the page without scaring them, an important feature of this age-appropriate book (best for six- to ten-year-olds)." -- Donna Marie's Blog, December 4, 2011.

Star "This is the third Freddie Ramos adventure and its just as much fun as the last two. Each story works very well as a stand alone. Though together there is a great connection. The author is doing an excellent job keeping the reader interested in Freddie, his super power and his world." -- TheHappyNappyBookseller, December 13, 2011.

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