Anaranda Illustration | The Chupacabra Ate the Candelabra
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“A playful twist on outsmarting a predator. . . . The goats, all of whom have distinct personalities, deal with being kept on their toes by the chupacabra. As the title suggests, there is a lot of playful language throughout. . . . Aranda’s illustrations, which extend the text, elevate this title and burst with humor. Her bright pinks, yellows, and purples vibrate off the page in the often nighttime setting. The snaggle-toothed but adorable chupacabra sometimes lurks in the background, while other times his shadow comically dominates the page. . . . This enjoyable monster book is a first purchase for most libraries. Perfect for storytime read-alouds or anytime a humorously spooky tale is in order.”—School Library Journal


  • Publisher: Penguin/Nancy Paulsen Books
  • Release date: March 7, 2017
  • Author: Marc Tyler Nobleman
  • Illustrator: Ana Aranda
  • Age level: 5-8 years, 32 pages
  • ISBN: 9780399174438

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