Maybelle in the Soup (Hardcover)

By Katie Speck, Paul Ratz de Tagyos (Illustrator)

Henry Holt & Company, 9780805080926, 58pp.

Publication Date: September 4, 2007



Maybelle is a lovely, plump cockroach. She lives in her own cozy little home under the refrigerator of Mr. and Mrs. Peabody. Maybelle knows it's best to stay hidden away, but she simply adores food. Just once she would love to taste something yummy before it hits the floor

When the Peabodys invite a Very Important Guest for dinner, Maybelle can't resist. She takes a teeny taste and splashes into the biggest adventure of her life

About the Author

KATIE SPECK grew up in New Orleans and now lives in Kansas City with a husband, a daughter, an assortment of pets, and a bug or two. Maybelle in the Soup is her first book.PAUL RATZ DE TAGYOS went to Parsons School of Design quite some time ago. He is the author/illustrator of several books for children. He lives in New Rochelle, New York, with neither fleas nor roaches (he swears).

Praise For Maybelle in the Soup

“Delightful details will make adults giggle right along with new readers. Maybelle is one cockroach who will be welcome back any day.”

Kirkus Reviews, starred review