Pedro The Great is one of the various titles in a series of children’s book from the creator of Katie Woo, Fran Manushkin.
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The series is also available in Spanish! In English or Spanish young bilingual (and non-bilingual) readers will love reading about Pedro’s adventures. He’s always on an adventure with his pal Katie Woo! One day, he’s pretending he’s a pirate, sailing the high seas. The next day, he’s practicing his karate, being as fierce as a ninja star. But no matter what adventure Pedro’s having, he’s always Pedro the Great!
This book will inspire kids to use their imagination, and dream big. Unlike Katie Woo’s series where Pedro is a supporting character in this series he’s front and center and his friend Katie is his supporting character. I love that my son can see himself in Pedro, a multicultural book that is diverse as the name of the main character: Pedro.
The story is easy-to-read with helpful features, like a glossary and discussion questions, build confidence in young readers.
Age Range: 5 – 7 years
Grade Level: Kindergarten – 2
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Picture Window Books (August 1, 2017)
For the past five years I’ve reviewed books for Multicultural Children’s Book Day, and this year I am honored to co-host together with an amazing group of blogger friends.
@MCChildsBookDay is only 5 days away! We are so excited! Read my review here https://t.co/Sc34BfNPzz #ReadYourWorld @BeckyFlansburg @pragmaticmom @JumpIntoABook1 pic.twitter.com/8dqpeenAWO
— Frances (@DTWTMSE) January 22, 2018
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I love the fact that Pedro is the top character…that is huge ???
Our children need to keep their imagination as long as possible ?
Great post thank you for sharing
What a beautiful review of an equally beautiful book! THANK YOU for participating in MCBD2018 🙂