by Patricia T. Tanenbaum & Carol A. Zaslow



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/19/2023

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 32
ISBN : 9781665729338
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x8.5
Page Count : 32
ISBN : 9781665729314
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 32
ISBN : 9781665729321

About the Book

Eight-year-old Ella Riley doesn’t like running in PE. The other kids call her Slo-Mo Ella. She’s always the last one to finish laps around the track.

But now, with the help of her teacher, Mrs. Rose, Ella’s class is putting together a relay race called Running for Rio—all designed to help her younger brother, Rio, who is five years old and who needs surgery to repair his heart. She’s grateful for the help and proud of her friends, but how can Slo-Mo Ella possibly join in running relay races? Ella’s determined not to quit. With a little bit of help and a lot of hard work and commitment, she’s going to do her best for her beloved little brother. Failure isn’t an option.

In this children’s story, a girl who struggles with running gets involved in a set of relay races to raise funds for her brother’s heart surgery and relies on her determination to succeed.

About the Author

Patricia T. Tanenbaum taught at a private school in New York City, raised three children and founded the Beverly Hills Unified K-12 Community Service Learning Program. Carol A. Zaslow, mother of two, taught early education in Inglewood, California, and as PTA president developed the Community Service Program at her children's school. Together, they developed a popular annual fundraiser in California, Kids Helping Kids for Literacy Scrabble Challenge. They are longtime members of SCBWI and their two books, BIG SHAGGY MAX and LOVABLE GRANDPA JOE, were awarded the Mother's Choice Gold Award for Excellence. For more information about the authors and to have them visit your school, please go to Pazazz!