Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 3.5
What did you like about the book? Cat and mouse friends Ugly and Pablo rouse themselves on a lazy summer day to search for treats and adventure in the park. They find their friend Big Mike, a bulldog, and as friends sometime do, alternately tease each other and work together for the goal of tasty paletas. Variegated typefaces and silly black and white cartoons give kid-appeal. Humorous inter-friend drama and relatable food oriented adventure make this short chapter book an easy sell. Liberally sprinkled with Spanish.
Anything you didn’t like about it? A glossary or definitions of the Spanish words would help this win universal appeal.
To whom would you recommend this book? Give this to kids ages 8-10 who like silly animal stories.
Who should buy this book? Elementary school and public libraries
Where would you shelve it ? Fiction
Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No
Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Stephanie Tournas, Robbins Library, Arlington, MA
Date of review: August 3, 2017