Spike, the Mixed-Up Monster (Hardcover)
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.
About the Author
Melissa Sweet www.melissasweet.net) has illustrated many award winning books, including A River of Words (Eerdmans), a 2009 Caldecott Honor book, and A Splash of Red (Knopf), an NCTE Orbis Pictus Award winner and a Sibert Honor book. She also wrote and illustrated Balloons Over Broadway (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), winner of the 2012 Sibert Medal and the NCTE Orbis Pictus Award. Melissa lives in Maine.