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Back to School

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    Lexile measure: AD460L
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    For sale with exclusive rights in: WORLD
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    Distributor: UTP Distribution Supplies to: CA Availability: Available On Sale Date: Mar 01, 2017 Carton Quantity: 1 $9.99 CAD
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    Distributor: Publishers Group West Supplies to: US Availability: Available On Sale Date: Mar 01, 2017 Carton Quantity: 1 $9.99 USD
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What Are You Doing?
By (author): Elisa Amado Illustrated by: Manuel Monroy IBBY Honour List
Elisa Amado ,

Illustrated by :

Manuel Monroy IBBY Honour List


Groundwood Books - Toronto



Product Form:


Form detail:

Paperback , Trade


Juvenile: Age (years) 3 - 7, Grade (US) P - 2
Mar 01, 2017
$9.99 CAD


7in x 8 x 0.1 in | 0.22 lb

Page Count:

32 pages


Full color throughout
Groundwood Books Ltd
Groundwood Books
JUVENILE FICTION / School & Education
  • Short Description
A picture book that captures a child’s discovery of the power of reading.

A picture book that captures a child’s discovery of the power of reading.

Before he leaves for his first day of school, Chepito runs outside to play. He comes across all kinds of people in his neighborhood who are reading. “Why, why, why?” he sings, and they each have a different answer for him, whether it’s a man reading a newspaper, a young girl enjoying a comic, a couple of tourists consulting a guidebook or an archeologist studying hieroglyphics. Later that day, Chepito discovers the fun of reading for himself, and he even brings home a book to share with his little sister.

Elisa Amado has written a perfect introduction to the pleasures and uses of the written word. Set in a delightfully retro world by illustrator Manuel Monroy, this book is a true celebration of reading.

Correlates to the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts:


Ask and answer questions about unknown words in a text.


Retell stories, including key details, and demonstrate understanding of their central message or lesson.


Describe how words and phrases (e.g., regular beats, alliteration, rhymes, repeated lines) supply rhythm and meaning in a story, poem, or song.

ELISA AMADO is a Guatemalan-born author and translator. She has written My Friend (Mi amiga), illustrated by Alfonso Ruano; Un Barrilete para el Día de los Muertos / Barrilete: A Kite for the Day of the Dead; Cousins (Primas), illustrated by Luis Garay; and Tricycle (El triciclo), illustrated by Alfonso Ruano, which is on the Américas Award Commended List and is a USBBY Outstanding International Book. She lives in Toronto.

MANUEL MONROY is one of Mexico’s most celebrated illustrators who has exhibited his art internationally. He has won the A la Orilla del Viento and the Noma Concours Encouragement Prize, and he has been included on the IBBY Honour List. He lives in Mexico City.

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