Spectacular Spots/Magníficas manchas

cover spots both Format: Hardcover 
Peachtree Publishers, Ages 2-6
$15.95, 10-3/8″ x 9-3/8″
ISBN: 978-1-56145-817-2
Total pages: 32; Rights; World

Bilingual English/Spanish version
Format: Paperback 
ISBN: 978-1-56145-978-0
$8.95

"Spots on creatures all around, way up high and on the ground./ Spots on snakes and gliding snails, swimming turtles, singing quails."

Spectacular Spots brings to life a parade of spotted creatures, from charging cheetahs to swooping owls. An afterword presents thumbnails of the animals and describes how they benefit from their spots. Readers can test their memory of animal spots in the book with a fun matching game at the end!

Awards and Reviews

  • 2016 Correll Book Award for Excellence in Early Childhood Informational Text
  • Capitol Choices Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens nominee
  • ALA Notable Book nominee
  • Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation book selection
  • Keystone to Reading Elementary Book Award  

"Stockdale ingeniously uses pattern in text and art to introduce younsters to a variety of creatures and their habitats."  Washington Parent

"Characteristically eye-catching illustrations. A book to please and inform."
Capitol Choices Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens

"For those of you who work in preschool or primary grade settings, there are so many rich opportunities for reading Susan's work with your students."
The Uncommon Corps blog review

"A spot-on animal gallery for budding naturalists." Kirkus Reviews

"This beautifully illustrated picture book celebrates creatures with spots, ranging from ‘singing quails’ and
  ‘gliding snails’ to ‘clinging frogs’ and ‘dozing hogs.'" Booklist

"A simple, rhyming text graced with large, colorful acrylics provides a wide window into the physical characteristic of spots in the natural world. An attractive, briefly informative, fun offering for the curious of mind." School Library Journal

 spectacular spots cheetah       spectacular spots anaconda

spectacular spots boxfish       spectacular spots cows


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