Friday, February 23, 2018

Snail & Worm Again by Tina Kügler - OPTIONAL

Kügler, Tina Snail & Worm Again, PICTURE BOOK. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017.  $17. 9780544792494

Snail and Worm are best friends. One day a small feather falls on Snail who now thinks he has grown wings, Worm is sad because snail might fly away. In another chapter, Snail is dissatisfied with his shell - he wants it different, more like other things he sees. Worm tries to show Snail the good things about his shell.  There’s also a chapter where Snail mistakes a penny for a mirror.

I wanted to like this more than I did.  The characters weren’t loveable or sweet or even cute for that matter, and the humor wasn’t all that funny.  I’m interested to see how a child responds to these stories - it just didn’t work for me.

EL (K-3) - OPTIONAL  Lisa Librarian

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