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Spike : the mixed-up monster  Cover Image Book Book

Spike : the mixed-up monster / words by Susan Hood ; pictures by Melissa Sweet.

Hood, Susan, 1954- (Author). Sweet, Melissa, 1956- (illustrator.).


While Spike, a tiny axolotl salamander, practices being the monster he believes he is, other animals call him cute and funny but when a gila monster arrives and the other creatures hide, Spike shows his true nature.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781442406018
  • ISBN: 1442406011
  • Physical Description: 34 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2012]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Publisher, publishing date and paging may vary.
"A Paula Wiseman Book."
Citation/References Note:
School Library Journal, August 2012
Kirkus Review, August 2012
School Library Journal
Kirkus Review
Target Audience Note:
2.6 Follett Library Resources
Preschool Follett Library Resources
AD540L Lexile
Decoding demand: 59 (medium) Semantic demand: 81 (very high) Syntactic demand: 63 (high) Structure demand: 82 (very high) Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 4 0.5 153509.
Subject: Salamanders > Juvenile fiction.
Gila monster > Juvenile fiction.
Animals > Juvenile fiction.
Salamanders > Fiction.
Gila monster > Fiction.
Animals > Fiction.
Genre: Picture books.

Available copies

  • 11 of 13 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Reynolds County Library District.


  • 0 current holds with 13 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Reynolds County Library - Bunker Library E HOO (Text) 3247100546596 Easy Reader Fiction Available -

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