Pedro, First-Grade Hero by Fran Manushkin

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...Lyon’s attention to detail in color and facial expressions complements the story nicely. This earnest Latino first-grader who overcomes obstacles and solves mysteries is a winning character.
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Spend some time with Pedro, Katie Woo's fun-loving friend. From a buggy disaster to a run for class president, Pedro has what it takes to be the hero of first-grade. No matter what he's doing, Pedro is always good for some laughs and adventure.
 

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Fran Manushkin is the author of many popular picture books, including Baby, Come Out!; Latkes and Applesauce: A Hanukkah Story; The Tushy Book; The Belly Book; and Big Girl Panties. There is a real Katie Woo - she's Fran's great-niece - but she never gets in half the trouble of the Katie Woo in the books. Fran writes on her beloved Mac computer in New York City, without the help of her two naughty cats, Chaim and Goldy.Tammie Lyon began her love for drawing at a young age while sitting at the kitchen table with her dad. She continued her love of art and eventually attended The Columbus College of Art and Design, where she earned a Bachelors degree in Fine Art. After a brief career as a professional ballet dancer, she decided to devote herself full time to illustration. Today she lives with her husband, Lee, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her dogs, Gus and Dudley, keep her company as she works in her studio.
 
Published September 1, 2016 by Picture Window Books. 96 pages
Genres: Children's Books.
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...Lyon’s attention to detail in color and facial expressions complements the story nicely. This earnest Latino first-grader who overcomes obstacles and solves mysteries is a winning character.

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