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