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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Part of Four Children's Books in Spanish and Four Spanish-English Children's Books (on Amazon). Purchase book sets (include bilingual versions. See also Spanish sets) Sounds, Crumbs, Worms, Bananas, Arriba Up, Juan, Bright Star, Ma MacDonald, Polar Bowler, Flamingos (same for ebook set). 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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