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Tito Puente, Mambo King/Tito Puente, Rey del Mambo (Pura Belpre Honor…

by Monica Brown

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I thought this book was great! This bilingual book was written about Puerto Rican musician Tito Puente. The book is written in both English and Spanish. The vibrant images on the pages show lots of emotion and the feelings evoked through different situations. This book a great read for bilingual students. They are able to learn about a real person while reading in English and Spanish. The book includes examples of onomatopoeia which could tie into a language arts topic or in social studies. This book is great for English Language Learners and older elementary students. ( )
  chayes14 | Apr 1, 2019 |
I liked this book for three reasons. The first thing that I noticed about the book were the vibrant illustrations. The illustrations are bright and are appropriate to the mood of the story. The smiling faces and swirls allow the reader to see the joy that the music brings to the people around Tito Puente. Second, I appreciate the organized plot of the story. The author takes the reader through the life of Tito Puente and his journey of making music. As a young boy, he bangs on pots and pans, and as an adult, he had an orchestra and won several Grammys. Lastly, the book includes many features to aid readers’ understanding. The book is bilingual, includes a biography for more information about Tito Puente, and has music notes for a simple rumba beat at the end. These features allow more readers to access/understand the text and explore more about Tito Puente. The big idea of this story is to take readers through the story of a musical legend’s life and career. ( )
  jmanga2 | Mar 31, 2019 |
Tito Puente, the Mambo King, was born to make music. This book is written in both English and Spanish so it would be a great book for Spanish speaking English Language Learners to practice. This book can be used in a Language Arts classroom to show examples of onomotopoeia as well as descriptive language. This book can also be used in social studies as an example of different types of biographies. ( )
  lauraedavis | Mar 8, 2019 |
Tito Puente was born to make music! This story shares his journey from young child to world-class musician.
  Auhewitt | Feb 21, 2018 |
A fun, quick read in English/Ingles and Spanish/Espanol! Full of brightly-colored illustrations, this tribute to Tito Puente is not just for young readers: it’s an equally effective primer for foreign-language learners of all ages. From front cover to back, the book is completely bilingual. Both in movement and imagery, there is a lyrical quality all throughout, and it even closes with a one-bar rumba rhythm lesson. ( )
  raboissi | Feb 5, 2018 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0061227838, Hardcover)

Meet Tito Puente—the King of Mambo.

Tum Tica!

From musical prodigy on the streets of Harlem to five-time Grammy Award winner, Tito's life was full of rhythm. Drums and claves, saxophones and tambourines were all part of the fun.

Tac Tic!

Monica Brown and Rafael López, the award-winning creators of the Pura Belpré Honor Book my name is celia/me llamo celia, team up once again for another spectacular collaboration in this upbeat tribute to a musical legend.

Tum Tic!

Tom Tom!

Conoce a Tito Puente, el Rey del Mambo.

¡Tum Tica!

De prodigio musical en las calles de Harlem a ganador de cinco premios Grammy, la vida de Tito fue muy rítmica. Tambores y claves, saxófonos y panderetas siempre formaron parte de la diversión.

¡Tac Tic!

Monica Brown y Rafael López, los creadores del libro my name is celia/me llamo celia, el cual fue galardonado con el Honor Pura Belpré, se reúnen una vez más para crear otra colaboración espectacular en este alegre homenaje a una leyenda musical.

¡Tum Tic!

¡Tom Tom!

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:20:46 -0400)

A vibrant bilingual picture-book biography that portrays the musical and cultural phenomenon of Tito Puente, Mambo King.

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