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Tito, the Firefighter/Tito, el bombero (Bilingual)
Author: Tim Hoppey

Illustrated by Kimberly Hoffman

Translated by Eida De LA Vega

Publisher: Raven Tree Press; Bilingual edition (August 2004)

ISBN: 0972497331

Reading level: Ages 4-8

Hardcover: 32 pages



Rating: Consider


June 26, 2005


This is the story of 8 year old Tito, a boy who gets the chance to make his dream come true after he translates for a Spanish speaking elderly gentlemen. The older man arrives at the fire station to report a fire, opening the doors for Tito to ride the fire truck.


Written mainly in English with key words in Spanish, “Tito the Firefighter” reads more or less in the stereotype “barrio” way of speaking. Unfortunately this cute tale is not such a good tool for teaching.


However, the book does contain a vocabulary and great illustrations that will capture young readers.


Reviewed by Betsie

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