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 Vamos! Let's go eat! (World of Vamos! (HarperCollins))
 Author: Raul the Third

 Publisher:  Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2020)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [40] p., col. ill., 26 cm

 BTSB No: 740515 ISBN: 9781328557049
 Ages: 4-7 Grades: K-2

 Delivery of goods -- Fiction
 Food trucks -- Fiction
 Wrestling -- Fiction
 City and town life -- Fiction
 Mexican Americans -- Fiction
 Dogs -- Fiction

Price: $20.48

Little Lobo returns to share his love of food and wrestling with readers using English intermingled with Spanish phrases.

 Illustrator: Bay, Elaine

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.70
   Points: .5   Quiz: 509911

   Kirkus Reviews (+) (01/15/20)
   School Library Journal (+) (02/01/20)
   Booklist (02/01/20)
 The Hornbook (+) (00/03/20)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 02/01/2020 Gr 2–5—Delivery wolf extraordinaire Little Lobo must feed his hungriest clients yet. First seen in ¡Vamos! Let's Go to the Market, Little Lobo and his dog, Bernabé, return with a new bike for speedy deliveries. The new wheels help the duo hit up a variety of food trucks to satisfy the diverse desires of a troupe of hungry luchadores with aliases like La Oink Oink and the ingeniously named Armor Dillo. Much like Market, the narrative is secondary to the richly detailed world Little Lobo explores. Anthropomorphic roosters, cats, bunnies, snakes, and even a pig with a tattoo that says jamon all have a friendly smile and words of encouragement for Little Lobo. A cucaracha with a yellow shirt, white cowboy hat, and bolo tie accompanies Little Lobo throughout the story: this book's version of Richard Scarry's Goldbug. Throughout this delicious odyssey, readers are treated to a smorgasbord of Mexican food terms, and the intricate illustrations are peppered with Spanish labels for the items pictured, from lapiz (pencil) to molcajete (mortar and pestle for making salsa). Be prepared to be lost in this book para siempre. VERDICT Combining two iconic elements of Mexican culture, food trucks and lucha libre, this tale will make readers of all ages hungry for tacos, burritos, and elote (Mexican street corn)—and for more stories set in the inviting, busy town created by Raúl the Third.—Chance Lee Joyner, Wilton Public and Gregg Free Library, NH - Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

Booklist - 02/01/2020 Little Lobo is back for another fun-filled Spanish-learning adventure. This time he’s making a delivery to his friend El Toro at the Coliseo, but all of the luchadores have ordered very different things. Lobo heads to the food trucks parked outside ahead of the big show, and there readers can feast their eyes on all sorts of foods, from quesadillas to tamales and the stretchiest of stretchy cheeses. Each page is rich with words in Spanish, presented in a reader-friendly format with translations if needed. The spreads are dense with background detail, and readers can spend ages poring over them to discover something new in the scenery. The story is simplistic, so as to not draw away from what’s going on in each spread, and bilingual readers will have a laugh at things like a pair of pig luchadores being called Los Chicharrones or the food palomita being sold by a, well, palomita. This is a great way to learn about many different sorts of Mexican foods, not to mention picking up some Spanish along the way. - Copyright 2020 Booklist.

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