Featherless Desplumado The award winning author of Calling All Doves scores again with this sparkling story of friendship and self empowerment that features a little boy in a wheelchair who is given a special pet by his fat

  • Title: Featherless/Desplumado
  • Author: Juan Felipe Herrera
  • ISBN: 9780892391950
  • Page: 387
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The award winning author of Calling All Doves scores again with this sparkling story of friendship and self empowerment that features a little boy in a wheelchair who is given a special pet by his father Full color.

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    1. Tomasito has a difficult time making friends because he has spina bifida. To show that he is not the only one who is different, Papi buys Tomasito a featherless bird that also has a leg deformity. One day, Tomasito’s classmate Marlena asks him to join the Fresno Flyers soccer team. After Tomasito shows the coach that he can use his head to hit the ball, the coach lets him play. In his first game he almost makes two goals by hitting the ball with his head. After having a dream that he could fly [...]

    2. Why this book? Many of my students love soccer and have asked for books about soccer. This story has soccer as a theme, but also friendship, and self-empowerment. Genre: realistic fiction, picture book, poemTheme/keywords: soccer, friendship, disability, Special features: The main character is in a wheelchair and loves soccer. Overcoming odds that everyone has against him. Characteristic of quality: Story written as a poem, beautiful illustrations that really describe the text, strong character [...]

    3. This book is about a boy who was born with spina bifida learning that he can do things that his peers are doing with the help of the featherless bird that his father gave him. He learns that just cause he has spina difida; it doesn't mean that he can't play soccer with his friends at school. This is a good example of Latino culture book because the pictures drawn in it are of Latin Americans and there is Spanish with English for both reader of English and Spanish. I would recommend this book for [...]

    4. I didn't necessarily dislike this book, but I probably would not choose it to read aloud either. It was fine, but nothing more. The illustrations are cute, but do not really grab your eye. The story is well enough written, but not particularly interesting. I did think that the translations were well done, though I tend to prefer bilingual books that separate the text into smaller chunks so that it is easier to switch back and forth between languages if you choose to read the story in that way.

    5. A very good book for an ESL classroom because it has both English and Spanish versions of the story in it. Not only that, but it comes with a pretty cool message about limitations and disabilities. This one is a keeper.

    6. A boy with spina bifida plays soccer and learns about himself with the help of his new featherless bird.

    7. Poetically written in both English and Spanish. The words create vivid pictures of Tomasito’s emotions throughout the story. (Multicultural)

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