Me gusta mi bici

­Holiday House. Jul. 2022. 32p. pap. $8.99. ISBN 9780823451920. SP.
PreS-Gr 1–On a busy highway, a black-haired girl pedals her bicycle with all her might. The road has all types of vehicles, a yellow three-story bus filled with animal passengers, a blue limousine with a shark passenger, a red car driven by a dog, and a cheese truck driven by a mouse. This Spanish edition of I Like My Bike offers a clever and lighthearted plot highlighting ways to defeat traffic congestion. Ferrari builds a straightforward narrative with one-line black text repeating the phrase “me gusta” or “I like” while providing the names of the different types of motor vehicles found in this story. The artwork conveys the text with humor and digitally enhanced curved-line pencil drawings that supplement a sense of movement. The book’s anthropomorphism is reinforced with smiling driver animals who interact with humans participating in the story with expressive attitudes. This would be a great choice for preschool story time about motor vehicles.
VERDICT A Spanish-language early reader that will connect with preschool-age children with lively and humorous illustrations of their favorite vehicles.

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