Monday, March 3, 2014

Young Reader Pick: Superworm

Superworm
by Julia Donaldson
Illustrations Axel Scheffler
Arthur A. Levine Books
2014
32 pages
ISBN: 9780545591768
 
Available: March 1, 2014
 
 
From the author's  website:
 
Winner of the German Buxterhuder Kälbchen Picture Book Prize 2013

“The energetic worm will keep audiences squirming with pleasure” The Observer
“At their silliest best” The Daily Telegraph
“Very funny, very inventive” A N Wilson for Readers Digest
“Riotous rhyme and glorious illustration” Daily Mail

Superworm is a captivating and fun read for all ages. Children are sure to giggle over Superworm's antics as he uses his body in inventive ways to rescue frog--he becomes a lasso, to play with bees, he becomes a jump rope, he saves beetle by becoming a fishing line. The animals love Superworm.

Lizard wants Superworm to find treasure in the soil, so he sends Crow to kidnap Superworm. The animals band together and make a plan to find Superworm and free him from Lizard. Everyone rejoices when their friend Superworm returns home.

A worm as a main character in a children's book is genius! Superworm will make readers rethink their views on the lowly worm. Colorful illustrations bring the animals to life and help show their personalities. Crow appears evil and devious while the frogs and bees stare aghast as Crow carries away a frightened Superworm.

Highly recommended for young readers.

FTC Required Disclaimer: I received the F&G from the publisher. I did not receive monetary compensation for this review.


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