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[Spike, the Mixed-up Monster]

Spike, the Mixed-up Monster

Written by Susan Hood
Illustrated by Melissa Sweet

  • 2013 Charlotte Zolotow Award Highly Commended Title

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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