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Get Ready for Gabi!: A Crazy Mixed-Up Spanglish Day (2003)

Author: Marisa Montes [link to author's website]
Illustrator: Joe Cepeda

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Publisher: Scholastic
Number of pages: 128 pages

Watch out World! Gabi esta aqui! (That means: Gabi is here!) A school and family-based Little Apple series with a funny, spunky Latina main character--a wonderful first for Scholastic! With her friends and familia by her side, Gabi* is ready for anything--sort of. Maritza Gabriela Morales Mercado (Gabi for short) has big problemas. Her worst enemy, Johnny Wiley, is driving her crazy. He makes fun of her name. He picks on her friends. And now Gabi has to spend an entire month working with him on a school project! Gabi is so upset she can't even talk straight. Her English words keep getting jumbled up with her Spanish words. Now she's speaking a crazy mix of both, and no one knows what she's saying! Will Gabi ever make sense again? Or will she be tongue-tied forever?

ISBN 13: 978-0439517102