Boelts, Maribeth A Bike Like Sergio’s, illustrated by Noah Z. Jones. Candlewick, 2016. $16.
Ruben’s family doesn’t have as money as his friend Sergio’s family, so when he finds a $100 bill that a lady dropped in the local market, he instinct is to keep it and buy himself a bike. When he runs into the lady at the store another time, he realizes that he needs to return it, even though it is a hard decision to make.
Message books are hard to write, but Boelts does pretty good. There is plenty here to talk to students about; I see this more in a classroom than in a home.
EL (K-3) – OPTIONAL. Cindy, Library Teacher