About the Book
“Julia, they’re already warming up. Hurry!” Cheito says to his little sister as they rush to their bomba class. Cheito is a natural on the drums, but Julia isn’t as enthusiastic about dancing. Julia tries to imitate the best dancer in the class, but her turns are still too slow, her steps too big. She just can’t do anything right! When the instructor announces the younger students will be participating in the bombazo and performing a solo, Julia is terrified. When it’s her turn, she takes a deep breath, closes her eyes and focuses on the beat of the drum. As she dances, Julia notices that the drums are actually talking to her. Feeling braver, she stops worrying and trying so hard. Instead, she loses herself in the rhythm of the bomba drums and enjoys herself! Watch Read Aloud by Author Raquel M. Ortiz
- How can we create movement with shapes and colors?
- What instruments do you like to dance to?
- What are some materials around the house that can be used to make music?
- ¿Cómo podemos crear movimiento con formas y colores?
- ¿Qué instrumentos te gusta bailar?
- ¿Cuáles son algunos de los materiales de la casa que se pueden utilizar para hacer música?
- Paper tube
- Markers, colored pencils, or crayons
- Rice or beans
- Tubo de papel
- Papel Cinta
- Marcadores, lápices de colores, crayones
- Arroz o frijoles