Lupe Impala, El Chavo Flapjack, and Elirio Malaria love working with cars. You name it, they can fix it. But the team’s favorite cars of all are lowriders: cars that hip and hop, dip and drop, go low and slow, bajito y suavecito. The stars align when a contest for the best car around offers a prize of a trunkful of cash – just what the team needs to open their own shop! Ay chihuahua! What will it take to transform a junker into the best car in the universe? Striking, unparalleled art from debut illustrator Raul the Third recalls ballpoint-pen-and-Sharpie desk-drawn doodles, while the story is sketched with Spanish, inked with science facts, and colored with true friendship. With a glossary at the back to provide definitions for Spanish and science terms, this delightful book will educate and entertain in equal measure.
Wonderful book. Great illustrations, great characters, great story. The lead character is a female who is an expert mechanic--encouraging for young girls to read about. I will buy more as gifts.
Originally bought as a required text for my children's literature class, but you can pry this book from my cold, dead hands. I am in love. If I ever have kids, this is one of the first books they'll ever read. Perfect!
Such a fun story and beautifully illustrated! I especially love that the hero mechanic is a Latina woman. Very cool for Latina girls to see themselves represented in stories like these.