Pepita and the Bully/Pepita y la peleonera

K-Gr 3—In this adventure, which takes place three days into the new school year, Pepita loves her teacher and most of her classmates, but one student bullies her and pulls her hair; she makes fun of her name, and even of her dog. Pepita's parents encourage her to be nice to Babette, which is difficult, so she starts taking out her frustration on the bully, and Babette can't handle it. The illustrations are plentiful, colorful line drawings that are closely intertwined with the text and capture fine details of the story. The text is written in a large, clear font with the Spanish being separated from the English by a related illustration. The straightforward narrative, appealing artwork, and realistic story line make for a good addition to most collections.—Rhonda Jeffers, Coweta Public Library System, Newnan, GA

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