Roly-Polies (Hardcover)

By Monica Carretero, Monica Carretero (Illustrator), Jon Brokenbrow (Translator)

Cuento de Luz SL, 9788493824013, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2011



The Roly Polies are a family of not particularly attractive bugs that live under a variety theater. All members of the family wear striped or brightly printed clothing and they each have a special talent. They are all great stars of the stage--dancers, actors, singers, and magicians. One day a talent scout flea comes to town looking for new stars. Demonstrating that life must be approached with creativity, this story illustrates the importance of not judging by appearances.

About the Author

The award-winning author and illustrator Monica Carretero was born in Madrid but now lives in Segovia. She is self-taught and her colourful and vivid illustrations have received international recognition and she is now a very succesful illustrator of children's picture books.

Praise For Roly-Polies

"Rolie-Polies is a truly fun story that teaches that seemingly plain 'people' can be chock-full of creativity and talent. It's also a must-read for young fans of the little creatures." Kids' Home Library (April 13, 2011)

"From the moment youngsters pick up this fun read, they will be captivated by it and by the colorful and detailed illustrations. A great selection for storytime." —School Library Journal (November 1, 2011)