Zapato Power: Freddie Ramos Makes a Splash by Jacqueline Jules, illus. by Miguel Benitez
Freddie's shoes give him super speed. He uses his special ability to protect his community. This time Freddie's zapatos are missing and he encounters an older girl on a green bike who is a bit of a bully. After he overcomes his fear, Freddie once helps out but this time without his super speed. Another big part of this story are Freddie's swiming lessons. He is tenative about getting in the water at first but soon loves it. This is the fourth book in the Zapato Power series, and its as fun as the previous three. The Zapato Power series is an excellent early chapter series. The books are always very close to 100 pages, with short chapters and wonderful illustrations by Benitez. The first three Zapato Power books are available in paperback and possibly your local library.