• Author: Emma Otheguy
  • Illustrator: Andrés Landazábal
  • Translator: Isabel Mendoza
  • Publisher: HarperCollins, I Can Read
  • Publication Date: May 30th, 2023
  • ISBN English: 9780063223134
  • ISBN Spanish: 9780063230026
  • Ages: 4-8

About the book

In Reina Ramos Meets a BIG Puppy, Reina is embarrassed to admit she is afraid of a very big dog. This Level Two I Can Read story is perfect for social emotional learning!

Reina Ramos is the creation of Emma Otheguy, a children’s author who writes about Latin identity. The Reina I Can Read stories have engaging illustrations from Andrés Landazabal. 

Reina and her friend, Lila, practice gymnastics on Saturdays. It’s Reina’s favorite part of the week. But when Lila gets a puppy, Reina has to practice gymnastics by herself. Also, Lila’s dog is HUGE and Reina is afraid to admit to her friend that she is scared. What can Reina do?

Reina Ramos Meets a BIG Puppy is a Level Two I Can Read book, geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help. Whether shared at home or in a classroom, the engaging stories, longer sentences, and language play of Level Two books are proven to help kids take their next steps toward reading success. This story is a Guided Reading Level (GRL) K. Reina Ramos Meets a BIG Puppy contains several Spanish words and a glossary. 

Acclaim for the first Reina Ramos I Can Read: Kirkus Best Book List for Early Readers 2022 and Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best List 2022

Also available in Spanish: Reina Ramos conoce un cachorro ENORME.

Praise for Reina Ramos Meets a BIG Puppy:

  • "Broad appeal and an engaging emotional journey make this an excellent addition to any early reader collection. Recommended for first purchase." — School Library Journal
  • "Accompanied by charming illustrations of big-eyed, expressive characters, this is a simple yet encouraging tale with a wonderful message about friendship and fears. " — Kirkus

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