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Super Oscar Hardcover – April 25, 2006

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PreSchool-Grade 2–This sweet, entertaining story features young Oscar as an incorrigible daydreamer who drives his parents to distraction. It is his job to distribute the notices for a weekly picnic throughout the neighborhood, ensuring that everyone knows what to bring. Of course, Oscar is too busy dreaming to remember this important chore. When he realizes the pickle he's in, Super Oscar springs into action. Using all of his athletic skill and energy, he speeds through the town, picking up groceries, preparing dishes, and even enlisting some friends to provide the music. By the time his family and friends show up for the festivities, all is ready. After his exertions and triumphs (including a victory at the empanada-eating contest), the boy falls asleep under the table, free once again to dream. The acrylic illustrations are dynamic and detailed, often incorporating photograph collages of different food items. Both the English and Spanish texts are fluid. A note to parents suggests exercises that will help children be as fit as young Oscar. A worthy addition to any collection.
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Oscar De La Hoya is an Olympic gold medalist and nine-time world boxing champion. He is an accomplished businessman and philanthropist. He helped establish the Oscar De La Hoya Animo Charter High School in East Los Angeles, the Cecilia Gonzalez De La Hoya Cancer Center and the Oscar De La Hoya Children's Center at White Memorial Hospital, and numerous other youth programs. His vision is to educate, support, and empower Latinos in the United States. Visit him at  

Oscar De La Hoya ganÓ una medalla en los Juegos OlÍmpicos y ha sido campeÓn mundial de boxeo nueve veces. Es un hombre de negocios exitoso y un filÁntropo dedicado. ColaborÓ en la creaciÓn de la Oscar De La Hoya Animo Charter High School, una escuela secundaria en East Los Ángeles, un centro para el cÁncer llamado Cecilia GonzÁlez De La Hoya Cancer Center, un centro para niÑos llamado Oscar De La Hoya Children's Center en el White Memorial Hospital y en muchos otros programas para jÓvenes. Su intenciÓn es educar, apoyar y ayudar a los latinos en los Estados Unidos. VisÍtalo en  

Lisa Kopelke is the author and illustrator of Excuse Me!; Tissue, Please!; and The Younger Brother's Survival Guide. She lives with her family in Las Vegas, Nevada. Visit her at

Lisa Kopelke es la autora e ilutradora de los libros Excuse Me!; Tissue, Please!; y The Younger Brother's Survival Guide. Reside en Las Vegas, Nevada, con su familia. VisÍtala en 

Mark Shulman writes for children and adults. His books include AA is for Aardvark, Stella the Star, Fillmore and Geary Take Off, and Secret Hiding Places. Mark and his family live in New York City.


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing; Bilingual edition (April 25, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416906118
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416906117
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 10.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,687,746 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Cathy on December 1, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This story of boxing great Oscar De La Hoya's childhood is not about boxing, but about Oscar's love of day-dreaming. When it gets him into a pickle, he and his friends creatively pull off a miracle. Told in Spanish and English.
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