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Spike, the Mixed-up Monster

Written by Susan Hood & illustrated by Melissa Sweet
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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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5.75 / 7.0

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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Who Wrote Spike, the Mixed-up Monster

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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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Who Illustrated Spike, the Mixed-up Monster

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Melissa Sweet

Melissa Sweet has illustrated more than eighty children’s books, including the Caldecott Honor books The Right Word and A River of Words: The Story of William Carlos Williams both written by Jen Bryant. She also wrote and illustrated Tupelo Rides the Rails; Carmine: A Little More Red, which was a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book; and Balloons Over Broadway, a picture book biography that was named a 2011 Publishers Weekly Best Nonfiction Picture Book. When she is not in her studio, Melissa can be found taking an art class, hiking with her dogs, or riding her bicycle. She lives with her family in Rockport, Maine.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781442406018
Publication Date:
September 25, 2012
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2011017798
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1442406011
Lexile:
AD540L
Accelerated Reader Points:
0.5
Accelerated Reader Quiz:
153509
ATOS Book Level:
4.0
Accelerated Reader Interest Level:
LG

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