¡A mí no! (¡Me gusta leer!) (Paperback)

By Valeri Gorbachev

Holiday House, 9780823446889, 24pp.

Publication Date: July 21, 2020

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Everyone loves the beach. . .except Chipmunk. Can best friend Bear help change his mind? An early reader for kindergarteners, now in Spanish.

"I like the beach," says Bear. "Not me!" says Chipmunk--and for so many reasons. Too hot, too sandy, and too many fish! As many times as Bear proclaims his love for beach activities, Chipmunk responds with the refrain, "Not me!"

As Chipmunk's misadventures pile up, he has to admit, "I am not a beach person." At this story's heartwarming conclusion, Bear asks, "Why did you come?" Chipmunk replies simply, "I came to be with you." Newly proficient young readers will find humor and a reminder about the true nature of friendship.

¡Me gusta leer! provides emerging Spanish language readers with translations of popular I Like to Read® books. The award-winning I Like to Read® series focuses on books for kindergarten through first grade. Acclaimed author-illustrators--including winners of Caldecott, Theodor Seuss Geisel, and Coretta Scott King honors--create original, high quality illustrations that support comprehension of simple text and are fun for kids to read with parents, teachers, or on their own!

About the Author

Valeri Gorbachev has illustrated over fifty children's books, half of which he also wrote. His first book about Bear and Chipmunk, Me Too!, was a Bank Street Best Book of the Year. A native of Ukraine, Gorbachev now lives in Brooklyn, New York.