Zapato Power: Freddie Ramos Takes Off

Basic Info:

Written by Jacqueline Jules. Illustrated by Miguel Benitez. Published by Albert Whitman & Company in 2010.

Book Review:

This book tells the story of Freddie Ramos, who comes home one day to find a strange box addressed to him. He opens it to find special shoes that give him zapato power! Now that he has super-speed, what is he going to do?! This young hispanic super-hero is the main character in this wonderful early reader chapter book. The words are accompanied by black-and-white illustrations making this the perfect step right before full on novels.


Though a little messy, this website has book guides activity ideas and coloring sheets that go along with this book!

This has a list of all of the books in the Zapato Power series as well as a couple of additional resources.



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