Groundwood Books

What Are You Doing?

Written by Elisa Amado • Illustrated by Manuel Monroy

For kids 3 - 7 years old | Published March 12, 2011 | ISBN 9781554982882
JUVENILE FICTION / School & Education

Cover of What Are You Doing?

Regular price $8.95 CAD

32 pages | 7.00 in × 8.00 in
Digital Format

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About this book

What Are You Doing?

Elisa Amado • Manuel Monroy

It's the first day of school, but before he goes Chepito runs outside to play. He comes across all kinds of people in his neighborhood -- a man reading a newspaper, a young girl enjoying a comic, a couple of tourists consulting a guidebook, an archeologist studying hieroglyphics . . .

"Why, why, why?" he sings, and they each have an answer for him. Later that day Chepito discovers for himself that reading is catching, and he even brings home a book to read to his younger sister.

Set in a delightfully retro world by illustrator Manuel Monroy, this book is a true celebration of reading.

About the Creators

Elisa Amado

Elisa Amado is a Guatemalan-born author and translator. Her books have been on the Américas Award Commended List and on USBBY's Outstanding International Books List. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.

Manuel Monroy

Manuel Monroy is one of Mexico’s most accomplished, award-winning illustrators whose work has appeared in children’s books, in magazines, on posters, and most recently in animation projects. He has also exhibited his art in Mexico, Cuba, the Czech Republic, Italy, Japan and the Netherlands. Manuel lives in Mexico City.

Awards and Praise
  • Commended Toronto Public Library First and Best 2011, 2011
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