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Spike, the Mixed-up Monster

Written by Susan Hood and illustrated by Melissa Sweet

Published by Simon and Schuster-Paula Wiseman Books

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Meet Spike, a lovable monster—and a real-life salamander—who’s looking for friends in this lively picture book that includes Spanish vocabulary. Spike is a scary-looking salamander who keeps trying to frighten other animals—until he finds that using fear is not the best way to make friends. And since Spike lives in Mexico (he is an endangered species called the axolotl), this story is peppered with easy-to-understand Spanish words. In addition to a charming tale of friendship, this picture book contains nonfiction information about the axolotl and a Spanish/English glossary.

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  • Age Range: 4-8
  • Pages: 40
  • Book Type: picture
  • Publication Date: September 25, 2012
  • ISBN: 1442406011
  • ISBN 13: 978-1442406018
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Poor Spike, a monster that no one is afraid of. He's just too cute! This is a great picture book to introduce some Spanish, as well as talk about the difference it can make just to smile at others. :)

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Susan Hood

Susan Hood has written more than 200 picture books. She has received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and Booklist, and her book Spike, The Mixed-Up Monster won the 2013 International Latino Award and was selected for the Charlotte Zolotow Highly Commended List. The Tooth Mouse was named a 2013 Best Book of the Year by Bank Street and the Cooperative Children’s Book Center. Prior to becoming an author, Susan was a children’s magazine editor at Scholastic and Instructor Magazine, a book editor at Sesame Workshop, and the Children’s Content Director of Nick Jr. Magazine. Ada’s Violin is her latest nonfiction picture book and Lifeboat 12 is her first novel in verse.

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