Bibliographic information: Medina, M., & Muñoz, C. (2011). Tìa Isa wants a car. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press.


Annotation: This book is about a girl named Tia Isa who wants to buy a car so she can go to the beach. She doesn’t have enough money, so she walks or rides the bus everywhere she goes. She gets help from her niece who finds jobs all around town to save up. When she has saved up enough she surprises Tia Isa, and they go buy a car that is sea foam green like the sea. The car is big enough to carry the whole family to the sea, so that is where they go.


 Genre: Fiction


Grade Level: 3rd


Readers who will like this book: People learning to be patient, people learning to save their money, people who want to buy a car.


Personal Response and Rating: I give this book a 5/5. I think their is a good lesson behind this book to be patient and good things will happen. I enjoyed the detailed descriptions of the story as well.

Text Dependent Question: What is Tia Isa’s strength in the story? Was she able to buy the car all on her own?