Sunday, December 2, 2012

Playing catch up; characters with secrets

ZAPATO POWER: FREDDIE RAMOS MAKES A SPLASH by Jacqueline Jules with illustrations by Miguel Benitez. Albert Whitman, 2012.

Freddie has a secret: his shoes give him the power to outrun and outrace anything. Armed with the magic shoes and some protective goggles, Freddie can solve crime and foil criminals. But he is about to meet his match with a gum chewing, bike riding terror. <623>

HEIDI HECKELBECK HAS A SECRET by Wanda Coven with illustrations by Priscilla Burris. Little/Simon, 2012.

Readers will not learn Heidi's secret until the final page of the book. In the meantime, they will come to love Heidi as she approaches her first day of school ever (she has been home schooled). First days are tough and even a bit tougher for Heidi who seems to have made an enemy even before class begins. <633>

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