La familia de Federico Rico – Novel
by Craig Klein
Meet Federico and his kin, a seemingly ordinary immigrant family living in the US. As you chuckle at clever jokes intertwined throughout their stories, you will discover that the family is not so ordinary after all. While Federico’s mother chases a criminal with an extremely large head, his self-centered sister snaps selfies. The pages will turn themselves while you journey with them through their highly illustrated cultural adventures. If you think Federico’s immediate family members are interesting, wait until you meet his grandmother. A super easy reader! La familia de Federico Rico is a short novel with over 200 illustrations, many cultural notes, dictionary and footnotes to aid students with comprehension. It’s a book that first-year Spanish students can easily grasp.
The low unique word count and high frequency factor (the number of times core structures are embedded in the text) make this an ideal read for advanced beginning Spanish students. Remember, the principle behind providing this comprehension-based reader in two tenses is NOT to focus on grammar, but rather to focus on the story in the tense in which the reader and/or teacher feels most comfortable. Enjoy the story! The more you enjoy it, the more you will acquire Spanish without even realizing it! Happy reading!