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Three Clever Coyote Pups (Tres Listos Coyotitos)


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Arizona Children's Author, Sharon Ritt, Releases New Book — in English and Spanish!


CHANDLER, AZ (Winter, 2016) — Think fast — or get eaten! Three curious coyote brothers on an adventure in the wilds of Arizona must be quick and clever thinkers when encountering a slithering rattlesnake that is blocking their path. Sharon I. Ritt’s second picture book, Three Clever Coyote Pups (Tres Listos Coyotitos) entertains as it educates, delighting young readers and their families whether they speak English or Spanish.

“It is important to me that children from Spanish speaking households be able to read Three Clever Coyote Pups (Tres Listos Coyotitos)along with their English speaking friends and classmates” explained Ritt. “I live in and love the Southwest, and this story, much like my first book, GQ GQ. Where are you? Adventures of a Gambel’s Quail, features real creatures that live and thrive in our fascinating ecosystem. I want to introduce as many children as possible to the wonders of the Southwest, and the Spanish translation of my story will do that.”

Featuring the captivating illustrations of Alex Lopez, Three Clever Coyote Pups (Tres Listos Coyotitos) is edited by award-winning author and educator Conrad J. Storad. The story’s Spanish translation was prepared by acclaimed linguist Susan Schein Pollack.

Ritt’s Sonoran Desert tale emphasizes the triumph of the coyote pups, who encounter a hungry snake when trying to cross a creek to search for food. Although they all meet him, the youngest brother spots the Western diamondback rattlesnake first.

“It is I, the smallest coyote pup,” said the youngest brother. “I’m going across the water to the other side to look for some mice to eat.”
“S-S-S-Sorry,” hissed the Rattlesnake. “I want to eat all the mice across the water—and maybe you, too.”

But the pups trick the snake and continue safely on their journey. As they go, young readers learn what real coyotes eat, where they live and how they protect themselves from danger. At the end of the story, children and their caretakers/teachers will enjoy a supplemental activities section, packed with even more science-based facts and interactive enrichment opportunities. (Please note that the activities section will not be translated.)

“As Sharon’s first book continues to receive accolades, we are confident that Three Clever Coyote Pups (Tres Listos Coyotitos) will generate the same enthusiasm,” said Linda F. Radke, president of Five Star Publications, Inc. “With its engaging storyline and rich illustrations, this book will be unforgettable for many children."

Slated for release in the winter of 2016, Three Clever Coyote Pups (Tres Listos Coyotitos) (ISBN: 978-0-9979871-2-6, paperback; eISBN: 978-0-9979871-3-3, eBook; $14.95 US) will be distributed by Midpoint Trade Books, Ingram, and Baker & Taylor. For more information or to schedule an event with Sharon Ritt, please visit www.SharonRittBooks.com .


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


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Join Georgy on His Arizona Desert Adventure in a New Children's Book


CHANDLER, AZ (Spring, 2013) - Where did Georgy go? Out exploring, of course! Georgy, or "GQ" as he is often called, is a curious and brave Gambel's quail who lives in the Arizona desert. GQ GQ. Where are You? Adventures of a Gambel's Quail follows GQ as he leaves home to look for new playmates and explore the Sonoran Desert of southern Arizona.

GQ finds interesting things on his adventures, such as cacti, mice, lizards and other birds, and makes some new friends as well. He must be careful because there are dangers in the desert, such as snakes and coyotes, and he soon realizes as it gets dark that there truly is no place like home.
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Three Clever Coyote Pups
(Tres Listos Coyotitos)
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
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