Kugler, Tina. Snail & Worm: Three Stories About Two Friends. PICTURE BOOK. Houghton, Mifflin, Harcourt, 2016. $16.99.
Snail is playing with a rock and a stick when Worm comes by. They become friends and Worm encourages Snail to climb a flower. Worm is very proud when Snail gets to the top, but how will he get down? In the last story, Snail and Worm introduce their pets, Worm’s pet named Sam (who is a dog) and Snail’s pet dog Rex (who is a spider).
Fans of Mo Willem’s Elephant and Piggie books will latch onto these two new friends. The stories are humorous with charming conclusions. Kugler’s illustrations have the same appealing simplicity of Elephant and Piggie books, but with more details in the backgrounds.Pre-K, EL-ADVISABLE. Samantha Hastings, MA, MLS.