Bound To Stay Bound

View MARC Record
 My papi has a motorcycle
 Author: Quintero, Isabel

 Publisher:  Kokila (2019)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [40] p., col. ill., 24 x 28 cm

 BTSB No: 736603 ISBN: 9780525553410
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Subjects:
 Father-daughter relationship -- Fiction
 Motorcycles -- Fiction
 Neighborhoods -- Fiction
 Latin Americans -- Fiction

Price: $21.58

Summary:
When Daisy Ramona zooms around her neighborhood with her papi on his motorcycle, she sees the people and places she's always known. She also sees a community that is rapidly changing around her.

 Illustrator: Pena, Zeke
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 3.70
   Points: .5   Quiz: 503557
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 3.60
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 76959

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (04/01/19)
   School Library Journal (+) (05/01/19)
 The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (00/05/19)
 The Hornbook (+) (00/05/19)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 05/01/2019 K-Gr 2—A radiant ode to a young girl's father and her L.A. neighborhood. Every evening, Daisy and her papi snap on their helmets (hers is purple with a unicorn, his a black vintage variety) and begin their ride on his electric blue motorcycle through Corona, CA. At times they "roar past" taquerias and murals, and other times they "cruise," greeting family and neighbors as they pass by. All the while, Daisy absorbs the sights, sounds, and smells of her beloved hometown, imprinting its idiosyncrasies into memory. Daisy's experiences mirror Quintero's childhood memories, recounted through tender language and vivid sensory details. Recalling the motorcycle rides with her papi is an exercise in familial love, but also a way to honor a hometown and present the changes from gentrification. Although the topic is touched upon lightly, its complexity percolates and becomes much more vivid with multiple reads. The illustrations faithfully capture the merriment and love through careful details and a low-key color palette that alludes to warm memories being made and recollected. Peña makes felicitous use of his comics chops, incorporating speech balloons with Spanish phrases, onomatopoeia, and panels to convey movement. Quintero's writing and Peña's art coalesce most beautifully in the infectious look of joy on Daisy's face throughout. VERDICT A book that radiates sheer happiness without shying from reality. Highly recommended for all libraries.—Jessica Agudelo, New York Public Library - Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

View MARC Record
Loading...