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Latasha and the Little Red Tornado Latasha and the Little Red Tornado tells the story of Latasha Gandy a precocious and inventive third grader who lives in Pittsburgh with her hardworking mother and a naughty puppy named Ella Fitzgera

  • Title: Latasha and the Little Red Tornado
  • Author: Michael Scotto Evette Gabriel
  • ISBN: 9780983724308
  • Page: 255
  • Format: Paperback
  • Latasha and the Little Red Tornado By Michael Scotto Evette Gabriel, Latasha and the Little Red Tornado tells the story of Latasha Gandy, a precocious and inventive third grader who lives in Pittsburgh with her hardworking mother and a naughty puppy named Ella Fitzgerald At eight years old, Latasha cannot wait to grow up Ella, on the other hand, absolutely refuses to When Ella s antics push the Gandy s landlady, Mrs Okocho, to her wits Latasha and the Little Red Tornado tells the story of Latasha Gandy, a precocious and inventive third grader who lives in Pittsburgh with her hardworking mother and a naughty puppy named Ella Fitzgerald At eight years old, Latasha cannot wait to grow up Ella, on the other hand, absolutely refuses to When Ella s antics push the Gandy s landlady, Mrs Okocho, to her wits end, Latasha realizes that she must turn her mischievous mutt into a model dog Latasha enlists the help of a classmate and neighbor, Ricky, in her efforts to train Ella Their friendship grows as Ricky joins the girls on their adventures in the park But after Latasha and Ricky have a falling out, Latasha decides to take Ella out on her own, a choice that proves to have grave consequences At turns hilarious and heartbreaking, this tale of friendship and maturity follows Latasha as she struggles with Ella, school, and her mother s absence from home.

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    1. When I started drafting this novel, I knew exactly two things that I wanted to write about a girl and her dog, and that I wanted to write about my adopted hometown, Pittsburgh, PA Of course, as I wrote, the book which remained untitled until the very last moment became about quite a bit It became a book about maturity, about friendship and of course, about improvisation, in jazz and in life Perhaps most importantly, it became I hope a book about the conflict between one s desire for independenc [...]

    2. This middle grade novel from Michael Scotto takes place in Pittsburgh, and tells the story of a third grader named Latasha, who lives with her single mother and a dog named Ella Fitzgerald Latasha loves Ella, but she also feels a certain amount of shame about her, because she isn t a very well behaved dog Not only does she eat food that isn t intended for her, she also destroys the landlady, Mrs Okocho s flowers, and has daily attacks of something called the zoomies, which cause her to run wild [...]

    3. I was very excited when I learned about this book In the past few years there have been early chapter series with a Black female protagonist Like Dyamonde Daniel by Nikki Grimes or Keena Ford by Melissa Thomson But it s nearly impossible to find stories just beyond that early reader stage with a Black girl as the main character At first glance at the cover and summary, I thought Latasha and the Little Red Tornado, would help this unnecessary gap When my review copy arrived I was not dissappoint [...]

    4. This is such a heart warming, wonderful story for younger readers It s a story kids will be able to relate to, and one they ll enjoy spending time with as they get to know Latasha, the story s main character Young Latasha, who s now eight years old has a lot to deal with She has an unruly faithful pup named Ella Fitzgerald named after Latasha s favorite singer who likes to do things puppies do like get into things they re not suppose to meaning the trash and the down stairs neighbor landlord s f [...]

    5. SPOILER ALERT Latasha and her mother live upstairs from their elderly landlady, Mrs Okocho, who very kindly watches Latasha when her mother has to work Her mother is a nurses aide, and gets a new job, which means she is gone until 7 30 at night This is a problem, because Latasha s dog, Ella, is still young and rambunctious, racing around the apartment and making a fair amount of noise right on top of Mrs Okocho s apartment Latasha tries to train Ella, and finally comes up with a good plan While [...]

    6. Latasha and the Little Red Tornado is a cute, heartwarming tale of a young girl and her puppy Latasha is only eight years old, yet she is pretty mature for her age She carries a pocket dictionary around with her, so she can use big words I thought this made her unique and unlike most young female heroines Latasha is a very likeable and realistic character and I found myself relating to her in many ways Her puppy, Ella Fitzgerald was cleverly written as well Ella does things like my own puppy doe [...]

    7. This was a wonderful book Kids will definitely be able to identify with Latasha and some of the problems she has Not only does she have a puppy full of energy, but she has to worry about the puppy bothering their landlady She worries about her mother s new job and about not spending a lot of time with her mother Latasha learns a lot about friendships both with the old and young There are subtle lessons all throughout the story The problems in the story such as a single parent home, and Latash st [...]

    8. Life is complicated for a girl living in a small apartment with a working mom and a wild little dog Latasha is handling it though, and even when she gets down and worries about her mom or her dog or her friendship troubles, she always bounces back with new energy and a new plan I like how the story presents life for a third grader as it is full of troubles and uncertainty, but also full of new ideas and friends and grown ups around to help out in a difficult moment This is a great book for secon [...]

    9. If you are looking for a book to give to a puppy loving girl, this is a very good bet The relationship between Latasha and her little red tornado is lovingly and realistically portrayed, both the good and the bad There s to it than just girl and puppy, though over the course of the story, eight year old Latasha has to deal not just with her rambunctious dog, but with accepting her mother s new job and her new after school baby sitter, the elderly landlady downstairs, with all the good grace she [...]

    10. This is a sweet and moving story about a girl and her not so well behaved dog Latasha wants to prove to her mom that she wasn t a baby any and could be responsible by training her dog to behave often and not be such a disaster.She didn t quite succeed but both the girl and the dog learned some valuable lessons along the way including one that will change their lives.I can t much without spoiler, but trust me this is a contemporary middle grade that your little girl will love I think boys can re [...]

    11. I was very excited to receive this as a giveaway It s a lovely story about a little girl and her very young, energetic puppy She applies her parenting ideas to taking care of the puppy Through a series of short chapters, we get to know her, her friends and those around her It s an endearing book.It was written for young readers, for those that are reading the mid chapter books Maybe 3rd or 4th grade The only down side is that I wanted to read about the escapades of the duo

    12. This book came at a very opportune time My granddaughter had just gotten a new puppy It was going through some of the same issues as Ella This was humerus and poignant at the same time It touches many issues that children and families experience today My granddaughter and I read the book together, alternating pages She is 7 yrs old in 2nd grade and was able to read most of the content and understand all of it I enjoyed reading it with her.

    13. Great book about a girl who carries around a pocket dictionary My dictionary as a girl was a little too thick to sit in my pocket, but I loved mine just the same Well written dialogue story about a girl living in the Friendship neighborhood of Pittsburgh I live fairly close to this neighborhood and found the descriptions accurate Would recommend.

    14. Latasha is a wonderful character This is a great story for the middle school reader I can t wait to read about Latasha and her adventures.

    15. A great new character with some spunk This is a good new series for transitional readers A good length with a good storyline Looking forward to about Latasha Review next week on blog.

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