Monday, May 8, 2017

The Little Crooked Bookshelf


story by Dashka Slater, pictures by Sydney Hanson

This week's pick is from cottager Kara LaReau.

What it's all about
Oh là là! Escargot very much wants to be your favorite animal. You might think snails are slimy, or shy, or slow, but au contraire! Escargot is here to set you straight, mon cher. And he very much wants to share his beautiful salad with you, though he is not quite sure about those carrots...

Why it's on The Little Crooked Bookshelf…
My son is a big fan of read-alouds that feature funny voices (as is his mama), and he happens to love salad. Voila! Dashka Slater and Sydney Hanson's picture book features both, as well as a protagonist who happens to be tres charming.

A sample illustration…

Why kids will love it…
This talking snail will steal the hearts of young readers, and will surely leave them asking for another read (and maybe even a second helping of salad).

Why grown-ups will love it…
As a read aloud, it is magnifique, and as a tale for picky eaters, it is simply mwah *chef kiss*!

1 comment:

  1. I'm picking this one up from the library soon, Kara--can't wait. It looks so hilarious!