FACT SHEETS


Three Clever Coyote Pups (Tres Listos Coyotitos)



WHAT IS THIS BOOK ABOUT?


Fruit, prickly pear cactus, snails and mice are tempting treats a scamper across the water away from three young coyote brothers. Just as the youngest pup heads across the sparkling mountainside creek first, he encounters a scary, hissing obstacle—a Western diamondback rattlesnake. Though the snake threatens to eat him, the tiny coyote uses quick and clever thinking to trick the snake into waiting for a bigger meal. When the third clever coyote brother meets the snake as he attempts to cross the river, the rattler decides he’s tired of being unfriendly. The coyotes are rewarded for their quick thinking with a delicious lunch and children learn the benefits of staying calm and using clear reasoning when encountering danger.

WHAT MAKES IT UNIQUE?


The native creatures and the alluring Arizona mountainside setting present a vivid picture in the minds of children reading Three Clever Coyote Pups (Tres Listos Coyotitos), but the fact that the story is presented in English and Spanish in the same book makes it unique. The pups’ adventure appeals to children living anywhere, and whether reading the story in English or Spanish, the combination of the vibrant language and rich illustrations transports children to the coyotes’ native surroundings. It is also unique because the author is a life-long, reading teacher who is also a storyteller and singer. Sharon I. Ritt uses her expertise to structure a tale that is fun and includes just enough peril to generate excitement for children ages 3 to 10.

Publisher:Sharitt Publications
Price:$14.95 US
Size:8 x 8 / paperback, perfect bound / 36 pages
ISBN:978-0-9979871-0-2
eISBN:978-0-9979871-1-9
Pub Date:Winter, 2016
Website:www.SharonRittBooks.com
Distributed by:Midpoint Trade Books, Ingram, and Baker & Taylor
 


GQ GQ. Where are You? Adventures of a Gambel's Quail



WHAT IS THIS BOOK ABOUT?


GQ GQ. Where are You? Adventures of a Gambel's Quail by Sharon I. Ritt follows a curious Gambel's quail as he leaves home to look for playmates and explore the Sonoran Desert of southern Arizona. GQ sees many interesting plants and animals on his journey, but as night falls, he decides the best place to be is home.

WHAT MAKES IT UNIQUE?


A CD is included with each book that includes the author's voice reading the story and singing it as well with musical accompaniment. This provides children of various ages the opportunity to experience the story in different ways. The book also features an illustrated non-fiction section which details some of the plants and animals that appear in the story. A special section following the story features activity ideas for home and school.


Publisher:Sharitt Publications
Price:$14.95 US
Size:8 x 8 / paperback, perfect-bound / 38 pages
ISBN:978-0-9979871-2-6
eISBN:978-0-9979871-3-3
Pub Date:Spring, 2013
Website:www.GambelsQuailBook.com
Distributed by:Midpoint Trade Books, Ingram, and Baker & Taylor