I Hop

Holiday House. (I Like to Read). Nov. 2021. 32p. Tr $15.99. ISBN 9780823448258.
PreS-K–A good old-fashioned pogo stick changes the way a little boy moves around his neighborhood. Geared up with his helmet, and after only a couple of falls, the little boy hops on his pogo stick all the way to his grandmother’s house, stopping for cheese, apples, and bread along the way. When he arrives, he and his grandmother hop on pogo sticks to the park for a picnic with the food the little boy purchased. Much like Cepeda’s “I Like To Read” companion books I Dig, I See, and Up!, the vibrant illustrations tell a sweet story about a boy, who appears to have brown skin, and his world in just 12 short words. For the very newest reader, Cepeda lovingly crafts a little boy with agency in a diverse community with heart.
VERDICT In a category of books that abounds in talking animals and seriously lacks in diversity, this little book is a great addition to an easy reader collection.

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