Estela's Swap

Estela s Swap Estela is attending her first swap meet where she plans to sell a music box to make money for lessons with the Ballet Folklorico When a strong wind ruins the flowers the woman across from her is sell

  • Title: Estela's Swap
  • Author: Alexis O'Neill
  • ISBN: 9781584300441
  • Page: 381
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Estela is attending her first swap meet, where she plans to sell a music box to make money for lessons with the Ballet Folklorico When a strong wind ruins the flowers the woman across from her is selling, Estela decides to give her the music box so she can listen to cheerful music while she makes new flowers Although Estela may not have enough money for the lessons, herEstela is attending her first swap meet, where she plans to sell a music box to make money for lessons with the Ballet Folklorico When a strong wind ruins the flowers the woman across from her is selling, Estela decides to give her the music box so she can listen to cheerful music while she makes new flowers Although Estela may not have enough money for the lessons, her heart is full And in this charmingly illustrated story, the flower seller has a wonderful surprise for Estela.

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    1. I thought this book was heart warming and involved great feelings of compassion. Estela wanted to give the woman selling the flowers her music box to help her out! Overall a good story especially for those who want to include multiculturalism into the classroom.

    2. Age: 4-8 Read-aloudEstela's Swap is a story about a Mexican-American little girl who decides to sell her music box at a swap meet in order to earn enough money for dance lessons. The story is definitely diverse because it takes place in a swap meet and everyone in the story is Mexican. The main morals of this story are: if you work hard you will succeed, friendship with the elderly, learning to receive and give to others, and compassion. I think I could potentially use this book to teach about g [...]

    3. Personal response- A good read that shows a different culture and the idea behind friendship. Estela helps others and it ends up helping her. Good illustrations of Hispanic culture.Purposes:This story could be for 2nd-3rd grade classes. This story does a nice job of showing Hispanic culture and the fun colors that come along with it. The names used in the book are good for showing culture as well. Estela, the main character, is working hard for a goal and ends up helping others and earns a great [...]

    4. Estela learns that even though she went to a swap for a certain purpose, sometimes it is more important to care for others than to make money. She gives her music box to a nearby seller after all of her items blow away from a huge gust of wind.This book is perfect for focusing on other traditions/cultures and learning to emphasize with others. Could use to help teach morals as well, and how to think of others. Author: Alexis O'Neill Title: Estela's SwapIllustrator: Enrique O. SanchezPublisher: L [...]

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