Yucky Worms: Read and Wonder (Paperback)
“Vivian French tells a gardening adventure and offers underground facts, including helpful hints on how to become a ‘wormologist.’ “ — USA Today
Who would want to be friends with a wiggly, slimy worm? You can’t even tell which end is which! But there’s more to these lowly creatures than meets the eye. Kids are invited to find out where worms live, see how they move, and understand why gardeners consider them friends with the help of this humorous and informative look at an unappreciated — and fascinating — creature.
Back matter includes further information about worms and an index.
About the Author
Vivian French is the author of a number of books for young readers, including Growing Frogs, T. Rex, and Caterpillar, Caterpillar. She lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Jessica Ahlberg is the illustrator of Half a Pig, written by her father, Allan Ahlberg. She lives in Brighton, England.
A compelling argument for re-evaluation of the night-crawling kind.
—Bulletin of the Center of Children's Books
Debunks myths about the creepy crawlies and instills . . . a better understanding and respect for the creatures and their importance for growing plants.
—School Library Journal
Vivian French tells both a gardening adventure and offers underground facts, including helpful hints on how to become a ‘wormologist.’
Kids will burrow right into this book about the industrious – and danger-filled – life of the delightfully yucky earthworm.
—Etc. for Her
This book will have you rooting for the garden’s slimy underdogs.
—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Wonderful, friendly, illustrations are the perfect backdrop for this terrific story about earthworms that both informs and amuses.
—Kendal Rautzhan’s Books to Borrow/Buy (syndicated)
Wonderful, friendly illustrations are the perfect backdrop for this terrific story about earthworms that both informs and amuses.
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