Escargot’s voice is parfait, an airy blend of ego and need masterfully balanced in witty and well-turned sentences that leave plenty of room for audiences to get the joke.
Say bonjour to your new favorite animal, the garden snail!…In Hanson’s soft, cartoonish illustrations, Escargot’s hammy expressions are perfectly in keeping with his gently boastful narrative. Give this charming read-aloud a little extra joie de vivre by reading it in your best French accent.
[T]his engaging snail upends convention. An unusual, tongue-in- cheek aid to getting children to eat a disliked food—even the dreaded carrot.
[T]he absolutely hilarious story of a snail who is SURE that your favorite animal is a snail—but when he discovers a carrot in his salad (he HATES carrots), it’ll take help from the reader to make it right.
Journalist, novelist, and children’s book author Dashka Slater has been telling stories since she could talk. Her novel for adults, The Wishing Box, was named one of the best books of the year by the Los Angeles Times, while her journalism honors include a gold Azbee, two Maggies, and a Media Alliance Meritorious Achievement Award, as well as awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Association of Alternative Newspapers, the California Newspaper Publishers Association, the California State Bar, and the National Council on Crime and Delinquency.
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The Sea Serpent and Me and Firefighters In The Dark are out of print, but you can buy copies straight from me! I’ll even autograph them for you!