She Doesn't Want the Worms Ella no quiere los gusanos - A Mystery

“Delightful book … humorous rhyming text … bright illustrations” – Ana Rodriguez for School Library Journal

An activity book about a girl who responds to some unusual animal gifts--that happen to be alive—She Doesn’t Want the Worms has text and a pronunciation guide in both English and Spanish. Get free app Sounds in the House with purchase (limited offer). Includes finding and counting activities and vivid illustrations of insects, reptiles, a cat (and a bat) for language comprehension (learn multiple nouns in a new language. Ages 3 years & up). Also an e-book. SEE INSIDE (below) and Online SECRETS!

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Purchase book sets (include bilingual versions. See also Spanish sets) Sounds, Crumbs, Worms, Bananas, Arriba Up, Juan, Bright Star, Ma MacDonald, Polar Bowler. Ebooks: Sounds, Crumbs, Worms, Bananas, Juan, Arriba Up, Horse & Dog. Ships in 3-10 days, more for international

No children, girls, insects, or animals were harmed in the production of this book. By Karl Beckstrand, illustrated by David Hollenbach, 2011. 24-page, perfectbound 8"x10” picture book with bi-racial child, soft cover (PRE-order hard cover 978-0-9776065-5-9), 180 words (double for bilingual book/ESL libro bilingues); book about insects, book with a cat. Ideal S.T.E.M. curricula. For deals, see: Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Amazon,, Follett/BWI, Brodart. Leave a review/read e-book on iBooks, Kobo, Smashwords, Sony, Diesel-ebooks, Kindle/Amazon, Nook/; ISBN: 978-0-9776065-2-8, LCCN: 2010910827, JUV002140, JUV019000, JUV020000, JUV028000, JNF020010, JUV054000

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"… Hilarious, witty … Creative multi-media (colorful) illustrations delight and disgust … yucky, funny and challenging … No adult … will be tempted to go to sleep before the twist ending” - Midwest Book Review

“… A funny tale about a little girl and what bugs her. The illustrations are colorful and edgy—and full of surprises” – Amy Stewart, Midvale Valley Journal


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