{"id":8023207182573,"title":"Not a Monster","handle":"not-a-monster","description":"\u003ch6\u003eComing May 9, 2023. Pre-order today!\u003c\/h6\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/claudia-guadalupe-martinez\"\u003eClaudia Guadalupe Martínez \u003c\/a\u003e\/ Illustrated by: \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.charlesbridge.com\/pages\/laura-gonzalez\"\u003eLaura González\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eWith Spanish vocabulary and a clever color concept, this poetic picture book shares the life cycle of beloved amphibian—the axolotl—in its natural habitat.\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAn axolotl may look like one, but it is certainly Not a Monster. 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Not a Monster

Coming May 9, 2023. Pre-order today!

By: Claudia Guadalupe Martínez / Illustrated by: Laura González

With Spanish vocabulary and a clever color concept, this poetic picture book shares the life cycle of beloved amphibian—the axolotl—in its natural habitat.

An axolotl may look like one, but it is certainly Not a Monster. This curious creature, made popular by Minecraft, is actually a salamander that will never lose its gills or fins. Not a Monster explores the traits of the axolotl, the Aztec origin myth about the species, and the way pollution is affecting its natural habitat: the canals of Xochimilco in Mexico City. 

Fun and engaging, this playful and informative read-aloud introduces curious readers on one cool character who is NOT a monster!

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Claudia Guadalupe Martinez, author

Claudia Guadalupe Martínez grew up in sunny El Paso, Texas where she learned that letters form words from reading the subtitles of old westerns with her father. She now lives with her husband and 3 children in Chicago.

Read more about Claudia.


Laura Gonzalez, illustrator

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Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-62354-303-7

Ages: 3–7
Page count: 32
11 x 8 1/2