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

(Humor, bilingual) Top 10 Best Books of 2011 “Works effortlessly on every level … museum-quality, collage-like artwork; this title raises the bar for all children’s picture books” – ForeWord Reviews Magazine. A STEM book about a girl who responds to some unusual gifts--that happen to be alive. Comes with full text and a pronunciation guide in both English and Spanish, finding activity, and Online SECRETS! Vivid illustrations of insects, reptiles, a cat, and a bat aid language comprehension (learn multiple nouns in a new language, ages 3 years & up/ESL). 180 words (double for bilingual/ESL/ELL, also in single language w/pronunciation guide) by award-winning author Karl Beckstrand (4 Food Books for Kids on Amazon), illustrated by David Hollenbach. Part of 4 Spanish-English Books for Kids on Amazon (see Spanish version too). See also Spanish sets and ebook set). 24-page, perfect-bound, 8"x10" soft or hard cover (via Ingram) and ebook, picture book with bi-racial character, bugs, and animals. See inside, BELOW!

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Other Spanish mysteries: Crumbs on the Stairs – Migas en las escaleras, Sounds in the House – Sonidos en la casa. Premio Publishing & Gozo Books (Mini-mysteries for Minors series, worldwide rights © 2011, signed books). Who's giving worms anyway?!

¿Quién regala gusanos — y POR QUÉ? ¿Asqueroso? Tiene que haber una razón. Mientras piensas y repiensas, cuenta los bichos. Un misterio divertido para cualquier edad (para niños de 3 años y arriba), incluye actividades de búsqueda, una guía de pronunciación en inglés y español, y dibujos vividos para ayudar con el vocabulario — diversión y aprendizaje bilingüe para toda la familia. Pida este libro cómico únicamente en español, inglés o como ebook (más SECRETOS online):  Libro con dibujos y una protagonista mestiza, 24 páginas, 8"x10", tapa dura (o blanda), 180 palabras. Amazon/Kindle. JUV002140, JNF018030, JUV011010, JUV019000, JUV020000, JUV028000, JUV054000, JNF020010, JUV020030, JUV020011, LCCN: 2010910827, Hard ISBN: 978-0985398828, Soft ISBN: 978-0977606528 eISBN: 9781452485263 (Spanish ISBN: 978-0977606573) 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, 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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