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Spectacular Spots / Magníficas manchas

Susan Stockdale


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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (6/28/2022)
Hardcover (3/3/2015)


A patterned parade of spotted animals leaps to life!
What kinds of animals have spots, and why do they have them? To scare predators, hide more easily, or warn enemies to stay away? In this bilingual English-Spanish picture book, award-winning author-illustrator Susan Stockdale explores nineteen spotted animals from around the world, each depicted in their native habitats. Her bright, detailed paintings help show the many reasons spots are found in nature. Back matter tells a little bit more about each animal, and readers can test their knowledge of animal spots with a fun matching game at the end.

Praise For Spectacular Spots / Magníficas manchas

". . . 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

"An attractive, briefly informative, fun offering for the curious of mind."—School Library Journal

Peachtree, 9781561459780, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 7, 2017

About the Author

Susan Stockdale began her art career as a textile designer for the apparel industry, providing her an opportunity to express her love of pattern and color. Today, pattern and color remain central to her work as the author and illustrator of critically acclaimed picture books that celebrate nature. Her books have won a variety of awards including the ALSC Notable Children's Book, NCTE Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts, NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K–12, and the Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Books of the Year. Susan lives in Maryland with her husband and is a popular speaker at schools and conferences.