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Not a monster  Cover Image Book Book

Not a monster / 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!-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781623543037
  • ISBN: 1623543037
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 22cm
  • Publisher: Watertown, MA : Charlesbridge, [2023]

Content descriptions

Target Audience Note:
Ages 3-7 Charlesbridge
Grades K-1 Charlesbridge
AD620L Lexile
Decoding demand: 78 (high) Semantic demand: 90 (very high) Syntactic demand: 85 (very high) Structure demand: 86 (very high) Lexile
Subject: Axolotls > Juvenile literature.
Rare amphibians > Juvenile literature.
Rare animals > Juvenile literature.
Genre: Creative nonfiction.
Illustrated works.
Picture books.

Available copies

  • 2 of 3 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at North Kansas City.


  • 1 current hold with 3 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
North Kansas City Public Library JE MAR (Text) 0001012531654 JUV Easy New Checked out 12/08/2023

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