Spectacular Spots / Magníficas Manchas (English, Spanish)

Susan Stockdale (Author) Susan Stockdale (Illustrator)


You'll be amazed to discover all the different reasons why animals have spots!
What kinds of animals have spots, and why do they have them? To scare predators, hide more easily, or warn enemies to stay away? With engaging rhymes and bright, bold images, award-winning author and illustrator Susan Stockdale introduces young readers to the many ways in which animals benefit from their spots. 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!

Product Details

Peachtree Publishing Company
Publish Date
March 01, 2017
10.0 X 0.2 X 9.2 inches | 0.4 pounds
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About the Author

Susan Stockdale, a former textile designer for the apparel industry is the author-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.
Susan Stockdale has written and illustrated a number of children's picture books, including Stripes of All Types, Bring On the Birds, Fabulous Fishes, and Carry Me. Her books celebrate nature with exuberance and charm and have won awards from the American


"An attractive, briefly informative, fun offering for the curious of mind."
..".a spot-on animal gallery for budding naturalists."
"This beautifully illustrated picture book celebrates creatures with spots, ranging from 'singing quails' and 'gliding snails' to 'clinging frogs' and 'dozing hogs.'"