Spike, the Mixed-up Monster
Spike, the Mixed-up Monster

Spike, the Mixed-up Monster

Written by Susan Hood & illustrated by Melissa Sweet
4 - 8
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Sep 25, 2012
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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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friendshipsmilingspanishlanguagesmaking friends  monsters  feelings and emotionssocial themesreptiles and amphibiansanimalslizards


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Book Details

Publication Date
September 25, 2012
Simon and Schuster-Paula Wiseman Books
Page Count
Words Per Page
Reading Age
4 - 8 years
Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
Lexile® Level
Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
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