It’s Live!! Cover Reveal: Canned and Crushed by Bibi Belford



Hi, YABCers!

Today we’re super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for CANNED AND CRUSHED by Bibi Belford, releasing June 6, 2017 from Sky Pony Press. Before we get to the cover, here’s a note from Bibi:

You know how peanut butter and jelly is good, but peanut butter and chocolate is even better? Well, I really liked the pop of bright yellow color on the old Canned and Crushed cover, but now I really love how Sandro’s interests are front and center on the new cover for the paperback, coming out in June 2017. Imagine his reptile nemesis balancing his favorite sport’s ball with a can for his recycling project. So it’s like the difference between PBJ and PBC, except I really don’t like peanut butter infiltrating my chocolate. Don’t judge. Anyway, Sandro would say the new cover is flabbergasting. ‎He would also say, “Cheese Whiz, hope you’re flabbergasted, too!”

~Bibi Belford (CANNED AND CRUSHED, Sky Pony Press)


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by Bibi Belford
Release date: June 6, 2017
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
ISBN: 9781510716612
About the Book

Fourth grade’s tough. But how much trouble can one kid get into when he’s just trying to help his sister?

When Sandro Zapote finds out his little sister needs heart surgery, he is determined to help his parents raise the money so she can get treatment. Sandro’s dad is in the States illegally and must work two jobs to support the family. For one, he picks up roadkill for the department of streets and sanitation and gets paid by the carcass. For the other, he collects scrap metal to recycle for cash. Sandro helps his dad with some of the scrap metal heavy lifting, and one headboard, a weight bench, some gutters, and a few car parts later, Sandro has a brilliant idea: can collecting. Save the environment. Save his sister. Maybe even save some spending money for the fabulous, fast new bike he’s been coveting.

Well-meaning and with funny inner monologue, Sandro is the kind of person you can’t help but cheer for. He’s a boy who loves drawing, soccer, and his little sister. And whether he’s fishing a fuzzy, dust-coated turtle out from under his sister’s bed or organizing a school-wide can drive all by himself, Sandro is a smart, self-aware hero who makes just a few mistakes along the way.

To learn more about this book and see our review, click HERE.



About the Author

Bibi Belfordgraduated with a BA in English from Westmont College and was a student teacher in a bilingual classroom before completing her master’s in bilingual literacy at Northern Illinois University. She currently works as a literacy coach and reading interventionist for an elementary school in Illinois.

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