My Papi Has a Motorcycle by Isabel Quintero, illustrated by Zeke Peña

Published by Kokila

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Summary:  When Papi comes home from work, his daughter rushes to greet him, two helmets in her hand.  It’s time for them to climb on Papi’s bright blue motorcycle and go for a ride. Together, they zoom through the streets of their city, noticing what’s new with familiar landmarks, waving to friends and family, and outrunning chasing dogs.  There are a couple stops along the way–at Don Rudy’s Raspados, which is unfortunately closed and at the construction site where Papi works to see the new houses going up–but mostly they stay in motion. At the end, they come back home again, and are rewarded with a visit from Don Rudy, who has taken his raspados on the road. Includes an author’s note about her own experiences riding behind her father in Corona, California. Simultaneously published in Spanish as Mi Papi Tiene Una Mota. 40 pages; ages 4-8.

Pros:  Part family story, part love letter to Corona, California, kids who loved wheeled vehicles will enjoy reading about Daisy’s tour of the city.

Cons:  It would have been nice to have a Spanish/English list of the Spanish words that are included in the text.

If you would like to buy the English version of this book on Amazon, click here.

If you would like to buy the Spanish version of this book on Amazon, click here.

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