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“Playful questions and factual answers…the jokes are clever…wordplay that is entertaining.” —Kirkus Reviews
“A charming science read-aloud. . . Ideal for storytime.” — School Library Journal

Do starfish sign autographs? Do seahorses wear saddles? Do lampreys get plugged in? Get silly with sea creatures in Do Jellyfish Like Peanut Butter?, the underwater follow-up to the award-winning insect book, Do Doodlebugs Doodle? This laugh-out-loud look at marine life will have kids eager to learn more about what lies beneath the ocean waves!

For more about coauthor Corinne Demas, click here

For more about illustrator Ellen Shi, click here

 

Grumpy Gus is one pirate that complains about everything, even about seeking treasure, an attitude that annoys his fellow pirates — so the Pirate Queen gives Gus an equally grumpy parrot in hopes that it will teach Gus a lesson and make him change his grumpy ways.

For more about coauthor Corinne Demas, click here

For more about illustrator Ashlyn Anstee, click here

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Tattoos That Teach!

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Kids who are crazy for bugs will love sporting insect tattoos! Creepy, Crawly Tattoo Bugs features 60 frighteningly realistic temporary tattoos, from the Cobalt Blue Tarantula to the Deathstalker Scorpion, Flesh Fly, Hickory Horned Devil, and the Two-Spotted Assassin Bug, along with cool facts about each critter. Easy to apply with a damp cloth, these tattoos promise lots of frightening fun — and learning — for bug lovers!

Also available in the Tattoos That Teach series: Fluttery, Friendly Tattoo Butterflies and Other Insects;Super, Strong Tattoo Sharks; and Roaring, Rumbling Tattoo Dinosaurs.

Buy Fluttery, Friendly, Tattoo Butterflies and Other Insects!

Kids will love adorning themselves with the stunning specimens in Fluttery, Friendly Tattoo Butterflies and Other Insects. Eighty-one illustrated temporary tattoos introduce creatures with amazing colors and realistic features, from the brilliant blue Cypris Morpho Butterfly to the Garden Tiger Moth, the Jewel Beetle, and the Peacock Pansy Butterfly. Accompanied by fascinating facts about each insect, the tattoos come in sheets and are ready to be applied with a damp cloth, offering bright, bold body art.

Also available in the Tattoos That Teach series: Creepy, Crawly Tattoo Bugs; Super, Strong Tattoo Sharks; and Roaring, Rumbling Tattoo Dinosaurs.

 

Do a Doodlebugs Doodle? Amazing Insect Facts
(picture book, coauthored by Corinne Demas, illustrated by Ellen Shi), Persnickety Press, Spring 2018.

California Reading Association Eureka Nonfiction Honor Book

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Are Pirates Polite? 

(picture book, co-author Corinne Demas, illustrated by David Catrow), Scholastic, 2016.

Arizona Library Association Grand Canyon Reader Award Nominee

“Pirates are unruly and pirates love to fight, but pirates still say ‘please’ and ‘thanks’ ’cause pirates are polite.” Are Pirates Polite? shows pirates’ rowdy activities and teaches manners lessons. These pirates remember to say “please” and “thank you.” If pirates can be polite, surely young readers can, too! Fun, rhyming text by Corinne Demas and Artemis Roehrig pairs pirates’ questionable activities with their lead-by-example lessons in manners. David Catrow’s humorous, zany illustrations depict the swashbuckling nature of the pirates. Follow along as pirates have fun on a pirate ship, divide up their treasure, and teach manners. Aargh!

 

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Does a Fiddler Crab Fiddle?

(picture book, co-author Corinne Demas, paintings by John Sandford), Persnickety Press, 2016.

Does A Fiddler Crab Fiddle? No! But fiddler crabs sure do some amazing things!

Starting with silly questions like the title, and moving on through increasingly-unlikely questions such as “do fiddler crabs ride a skateboard?,” and “do fiddler crabs eat pizza?,” children discover what fiddler crabs do. They don’t need a skateboard – they can move sideways so shore birds can’t catch them. They may not enjoy pizza, but they gobble up saltmarsh muck.

Using this question-and-answer format engages children immediately, and discovering just what fiddler crabs actually do satisfies their curiosity. This is the best kind of nonfiction – engaging, fun, and filled with the kinds of details that kids love.
Does A Fiddler Crab Fiddle? will have everyone claw clapping loudly for fiddler crabs!

With it’s author’s note providing more information, Does A Fiddler Crab Fiddle? is an outstanding nonfiction picture book for children ages 4-8.

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