Roly-Poliesby Monica Carretero
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 stagedancers, actors, singers, and magicians. One day a talent scout flea comes to town looking for new stars.
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 stagedancers, 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.
"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)
Meet the Author
Monica Carretero is an author and an award-winning illustrator. She has published numerous books, including "El gato con botas "and" Candela, Mision Zeta."
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((First off a few things before I get started. 1, I am sorry for how short the last one was. I think the lag was getting to me. 2, I am so sorry that this one is late.)) The world on the other side of the glass raced past, mush like my thoughts. I had to make some mistake, somewhere so that guy would know all about my little quest, right? It didnt make any sense! How could some kid in Colorado know that I, half way across the contry, was after what he stole? Who was this kid anyhow? I guess thats what hurt the most, that I didnt know any answers only the questions. I watched out the window searching for answers within me while Andrea, Hunter, and Sally talked. But soon their voices began to fade as I, exhausted from the effort of thinking all day, slipped into the realm of sleep. <p> The cold foggy air hit me like a blast. I was in the same place as my last dream, somewhere on the side of a mountain in Colorado. The cave from last time was to my left and a clif I hadnt seen befor lay to my right. Then my breath caught in my throught. Sitting, legs dangeling off the edge, was the boy from last time. "Come. Sit." He said without looking at me. My legs began to move. Even though it was a dream I began to freak. Did this boy have control of my actions as well as my dreams? Was I doing what he wanted and leading everyone towards their deaths? I was sitting next to him now and it seemed the fog was centering around him. "Annabelle, I have called you here to give you a piece of information you are lacking." He paused, giveing me the chance to wonder why he was helping me. "You are looking for one thing to fix that in which is in need of repair when you should be looking for two." The boy stoped speaking and looked at me, a small grin tugging at the corner of his mouth. Then the dream faded and I was left with the lasting memory of that grin. (Next one in resault three.)
Great book for kids 4+