Roly-Polies by Monica Carretero
(Mini-animalist Series)

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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 Monica Carretero

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Monica Carretero is an author and an award-winning illustrator. She has published numerous books, including "El gato con botas "and" Candela, Mision Zeta."
 
Published April 1, 2011 by Cuento de Luz SL. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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A multitalented family of googly-eyed bugs lives underneath the Grand Variety Theatre.

Apr 04 2011 | Read Full Review of Roly-Polies (Mini-animalist S...

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Carretero breaks many of the rules of picture book construction: her narrative wanders, her plot is all prologue, and her characters are insects whose primary distinction is the ability to roll themse

Mar 07 2011 | Read Full Review of Roly-Polies (Mini-animalist S...

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