¡Vamos! Let's Cross the Bridge (Vamos! #3 English With Some Spanish)

by Raúl the Third (Author)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: Vamos!

Little Lobo and Bernabé are back in this joyful story about coming together and celebrating community, a lively follow-up to ¡Vamos! Let's Go Eat, by Pura Belpré Medal-winning illustrator Raúl the Third.

People are always crossing the bridge for work, to visit family, or for play. Some going this way; others going that way. Back and forth they go. With friends on foot and in bicycles, in cars and trucks, the bridge is an incredibly busy place with many different types of vehicles. Little Lobo and his dog Bernabé have a new truck and they are using it to carry party supplies over the bridge with their pals El Toro and La Oink Oink. The line is long and everyone on the bridge is stuck. How will they pass the time? Eventually everyone comes together for an epic party on the bridge between two different countries.

Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go gets Mexican American makeover in this joyful story about coming together.

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Starred Review

The iconic illustration style is enhanced by Bay’s colors, which bring the vibrant spirit of the border to the page. Totally fun and dynamic.

Raúl the Third
Raúl the Third is the Pura Belpré Award-winning author-illustrator of the World of ¡Vamos! series and illustrator of Lowriders to the Center of the Earth. He grew up in El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez, México, and now lives in Boston, Massachusetts, with his collaborator and fellow artist, Elaine Bay, and their son, Raúl the Fourth.
Twitter: @raulthe3rd
Instagram: @raulthethird.info
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Guided Reading Level
Publication date
September 20, 2021
BISAC categories
JUV002000 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | General
JUV032160 - Juvenile Fiction | Sports & Recreation | Wrestling
JUV030100 - Juvenile Fiction | People & Places | Mexico
JUV008110 - Juvenile Fiction | Comics & Graphic Novels | Humorous
JUV074000 - Juvenile Fiction | Diversity & Multicultural
Library of Congress categories
New York Public Library Best Illustrated Children's Books
Selection 2021
Pura Belpré Youth Award
Winner 2022
ALSC Notable Children's Book
Selection 2022

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