Thursday, August 04, 2016

Book Review: Captain Mama's Surprise by Graciela Tiscareño-Sato

Captain Mama's Surprise is the second book in the Captain Mama's series. It's another bilingual book in English in Spanish. This time, Captain Mama takes her son, Marco, and his second grade class on a field trip to see the airplane she flies on. The class meets the crew and learns what each crew member does and the process of refueling a plane in mid-air. 

I’d seen airplanes refueling in movies, but I learned lots of new things while reading this book. I didn’t know what all a copilot of an airplane was responsible for, and I have never seen an airplane map up close. So cool!

I could see many first and second graders loving this book! Since it has vocabulary words, it would be perfect for their age group.

Graciela has also included an activity in the back of the book.

When I found out the surprise, I wanted to be a kid in Marco’s class! I won't spoil the ending. Buy the book to find out what happens! I know the third book promises even more fun and adventure! Both of these books gave me an even deeper appreciation for the men and women who have served our nation.

You can buy this book and the patch at Captain Mama's website, Amazon, or wherever books are sold. Graciela would love to come speak about her newest book at YOUR school or library!


Graciela Tiscareno-Sato said...

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on my latest book baby, Madison. I had to smile when you referenced seeing refueling in the movies. Hopefully after reading this book and learning more about this cool jet, you learned that no, a person doesn't fit inside the boom to slide from plane to plane. (Can't recall which action flick included that silliness.) ;-)

I read your bio about being a preemie. Let's chat sometime. I'm the mother of a one pound, two ounce 25 weeker, now 14 years old, with dual -sensory impairments, and THRIVING!

In gratitude...