Schema: Working on homework, forgetting homework at home, playing with dog, taking care of pets, responsibilities
Text-to-Self: doing homework, playing with pets
Predicting: After events in the story, the reader is asked, “What would Pepe do?” This engages the reader throughout the story.
Characterization: Talk about Pepe’s traits. He puts others before himself as he stops to help the little bird and the dog. He has confidence and determination as he tries to climb a tree. He’s smart and creative in the way he gets the soccer players to come to the car. He’s brave in the way he fights to get the homework away from the cat.
Cause and Effect: Because Pepe helped rescue the dog, the effect is the dog chases the gang of cats away.
The illustrations are lively and animated and will capture the interest of young readers and listeners.
The text is fully bilingual in English and Spanish. The pages are slick and thick and the binding is better than trade.