This is the second book in this early chapter book about a Young School Girl In school irl in big changes are coming because her mother is To Catch A Thief going toet married and she isn t sure about that as most children would beAnd in between all this we The Story Of Georgia S Boundaries get Spanish vocabulary thrown in so that you can figure Juana lives with her mami and her perro Lucas in Bogot Columbia Everything is lovely until Mami suddenly has a new haircut And is wearing perfume And lots of lipstickSuddenly Juana has problemas Big problemasIt turns out that Mami has met Luis And they areetting married When Juana learns this she tells us My held melted and became
One Big Chocolate Flavored PuddleAt big chocolate flavored puddleAt four pages and with full color illustrations on each page this is the perfect early chapter book for children It s filled with lots of fun Spanish words to provide windows and mirrors for young readers This seuel to Juana Lucas begins just as Juana is realizing that her just about perfect life has become a little less perfect lately It starts when she notices that her mother is wearing her hair differently using perfume lipstick and even singing And lately Juana has
also been spending time with her abuelos or with her abuelo s sister Cecilia nicknamed Piti or been spending time with her abuelos or with her abuelo s sister Cecilia nicknamed Piti or has been staying with her cousins Cami Pipe which is nice since Lucas can come too But Juana misses spending time with her Mami whose spending times elsewhere without herChange is in the air and it turns out that Mami has been dating a man named Luis Luis asks Juana lots of uestions about herself when they first meet and she learns that he loves to take pictures so does she he has a house in the country called La Finca and Luis likes to listen to jazz so does she And she really likes visiting La Finca But when Mami and Luis announce they are Thieves Nights getting married Juana is less than happyAnd now Juana needs to pack all her things because she Mami and Luis will be moving to a new house Not only that but her abuelita s seamstress is called in to take measurements for wedding dresses including one for Juana and a special bow tie for Lucas Piti is making the wedding cake and Juana is her official taster And she is excited about the new house too Pretty soon Juana s dress is ready the cake is made and the wedding day has arrived By now Juana has accepted that her life has changed in a big way and she starting to enjoy it especially the idea of cousins uncles and aunts After all it mightuarantee an adventure or twoOnce again Juana s first person narrat. When her mami meets someone new Juana worries that everything will change in a humorous heartwarming follow up to the Pura Belpré Award–winning Juana LucasJuana’s life is just about perfect She lives in the beautiful city of Bogotá with her two most favorite people in the world her mami and her dog Lucas Lately thoug. They haveI would highly recommend this to any parent or teacherI received an advanced copy through NetGalley This is my honest opinion This is a perfect early chapter book Juana s voice is clever and endearing so is Lucas The pictures are fun and interestingly presented and they break up the text nicely some illustrating the story some character sketches with relevant information about the people some labeled like a diagram or accompanied by lists so the chapters are not overwhelming about the people some labeled like a diagram or accompanied by lists so the chapters are not overwhelming will be able relate
to her trepidation and excitement about big changes in her life I her trepidation and excitement about big changes in her life I definitely read this with my smalls I really enjoyed this early elementary chapter book about Juana a little Miss Dulane And My Lord girl whose mother isoing to et married It
ADDRESSES ALL THE ANXIETY OF A all the anxiety of a in a situation with the overall message that a parent s love for a child will never diminish even when family members are added The illustrations are charming and I loved that Juana refused to be a flower irl because she thought the role was insipid So Barack Obama great Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an ARC Me amor Juana y Lucas I was delighted to discovered that Juana Medina wrote another book featuring Juana and Lucas This autobiographical book chronicles her mother and stepfather s courtship and wedding from the achingly honest perspective of Juana Readers are rewarded with an adorable picture from the wedding at the end of the book I hope there are mas Juana and Lucas books in the future For as long as she remembers Juana s immediate family has consisted of herself her Mami and her dog Lucas But suddenly things are changing Mami is wearing her hair in a different fussy way that Juana doesn t like and Mami is also wearing perfume and lipstick often Mami also has a new friend Luis who likes photography and jazz and occasionally takes Juana and Mami t ADORED this one Juana is a spirited voice in the world of chapter books BIG PROBLEMAS follows her as she adapts to her mother finding love again and remarrying Excellent writing many children will enjoy BIG PLUS it s set in Colombia I ll be reading the first one in the series after this Thanks to Candlewick Press for a digitalalley Winter break bookaday 9 Easybeginning chapter book nicely follows the first book as Juana s family is experiencing a big change Love the pics love Lucas and especially love the personal connections I make to the book with my year in Colombia so many years ago spherical bunelos chocolate con ueso and visiting the finc. At she and Luis are etting married and that they will all be moving to a new casa Juana is uite distraught Lucky for her though some things will never change like how much Mami loves her Based on author illustrator Juana Medina’s own childhood in Colombia this joyful series is sure to resonate with readers of all ages. .
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Ion draws readers into her life as she deals with the trauma of change and a new stepfather I liked that Medina included an aside that is very touching as Juana thinks about the father she doesn t really remember and wonders what life would have been life with him And Mami s reassurances that not everything will change that she will always be her Mami who loves Juana not matter what and who will take care of her laugh with her cook her favorite foods was also a nice touchThe ink and
Watercolor Illustrations Are Every Bitillustrations are every bit playful and energetic as in the first book capturing all of Juana s emotions that run from very happy to very sad And once again there are Spanish words sprinkled throughout Juana s story Juana s asides might inspire young readers to think about what is ood in their own livesBoth Juana Lucas books deal with the kind of ups and downs that kids anywhere might face but I really thought this story might be way way over the heads of my young readers Happily most of them really ot into it and we again had lots of discussions especially regarding the topics in the asides that Juana includes I really hope they revisit both of these books when they begin reading on their ownAs a seuel Juana Lucas Big Problemas stands up very nicely in terms of execution and strong storyline and with the short introduction to Juana s near perfect life in Bogot it can be read as a stand alone story And it is the humble opinion of my kids that Juana Lucas and Juana Lucas Big Problemas are just about perfect And we are hoping for stories about Juana s life in Bogot Columbia with her best furry friend Lucas in the futureYou
can download some handy SpanishEnglish flash cards to use along with Juana Lucasdownload some handy SpanishEnglish flash cards to use along with Juana Lucas is also a short Juana Lucas Big Problemas Activity Kit that can also be downloaded Thanks to Candlewick Press for theseThis book was provided to me for review by Candlewick Press I love this book It will be perfect for read aloud with my third raders especially because about half of them speak Spanish I loved all of the Spanish sprinkled in and especially loved the Colombian culture throughout the bookOne of the reatest strengths of this book Is Truly The Illustrations truly the illustrations are fantasticI loved how this book tackled a real life situation a lot of kids o through when their parents are separated divorced or widowed It is so important for kids to see themselves in literature and not just their skin color or nationality but even so importantly in the type of family. H things have become a little less perfect Mami has a new hairdo and a new amigo named Luis with whom she has been spending a LOT of time He is kind and teaches Juana about things like photography and jazz music but sometimes Juana can’t help wishing things would o back to the way they were before When Mami announces th.