Project Description

Pipsqueaks Slowpokes and Stinkers
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Coming Fall 2018

Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes, and Stinkers

Celebrating Animal Underdogs

by Melissa Stewart
illustrated by Stephanie Laberis

Puny? Poky? Clumsy? Shy? A lighthearted look at the surprising traits that help some animals survive.

Written with a lively, playful voice, Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes, and Stinkers introduces young readers to a variety of “animal underdogs” and explains how characteristics that might seem like weaknesses are critical for finding food and staying safe in an eat-or-be-eaten world.

Award-winning author Melissa Stewart offers readers a humorous and informative nonfiction picture book with a gentle message of understanding and celebrating differences. Stephanie Laberis’s bright, bold—and scientifically accurate—illustrations add to the fun.

To pre-order this book, please contact sales at 1-800-241-0113 (404-876-8761) between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Format: Hardcover
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-56145-936-0
Publication Date: 9/1/2018
Page Count: 32
Size: 10-3/8″ x 9-3/8″
Age Range: 4 – 8
Language: English

F&P: P, Gr 3, Genre I
Lexile: AD720L
Themes: Animal Behavior, Humor, Strengths and Weaknesses, Animal Survival Techniques
BISAC 1: JNF003000 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / General
BISAC 2: JNF028000 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Humor / General
BISAC 3: JNF051150 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Zoology

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Meet the Author

Melissa Stewart

Melissa Stewart earned degrees from Union College and New York University and worked as an editor. She is the author of more than sixty books and lives in Massachusetts. You can visit her website here.

Meet the Illustrator

Stephanie Laberis is a character designer and illustrator who specializes in creating art for animation and children’s publications. She has illustrated several picture books, including My Little Golden Book of Sharks and Grumpy Cat ABC Book. For Stephanie, creating the illustrations for Pipsqueaks, Slowpokes, and Stinkers was a marriage of her two greatest passions: art and animals. She lives and works in the San Francisco Bay area.