Say Bonjour! to the first picture book in the bestselling Escargot series about a cute French snail and his laugh-out-loud adventures.Escargot is an adorable French snail who only wants two things: 1) To be your favorite animal, and 2) To eat the delicious salad at the end of this book. Except this delicious salad has a carrot in it. And Escargot hates carrots. But when he finally tries one--with a little help from you!--he realizes that it's not so bad after all. From New York Times-bestselling author Dashka Slater and former Pixar animator Sydney Hanson, Escargot is an irresistibly sweet and charming story about a snail who might be a picky eater but definitely wants to be your new best friend. This hilarious and interactive addition to the award-winning Escargot series is the ideal read aloud for story time and animal lovers alike. Escargot is also available as a board book for babies and toddlers up to 3 years old. Don't miss Escargot's other funny and heartwarming adventures for kids ages 4-6 in:
● A Book for Escargot
● Love, Escargot (also available as a board book for babies and toddlers up to 3 years old)
● Escargot and the Search for Spring
- ISBN-13: 9780374302818
- ISBN-10: 0374302812
- Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)
- Publish Date: April 2017
- Dimensions: 9.1 x 10.2 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.78 pounds
- Page Count: 40
- Reading Level: Ages 4-6
Learning about healthy eating with an adorable new friend
Everyone loves books about bears, mice, kittens and puppies. Other animals barely stand a chance at being popular with young readers. Even hippos, lemurs and wildebeests beat out snails in the favorite animal department.
Up until now, that is. Escargot is a quirky story of a jaunty French snail eager to make the case that snails deserve a shot at being your favorite animal. If you think snails are too slimy, Escargot explains that it’s “not slime . . . more like shimmery trails of . . . shimmery stuff.” If you think snails are too slow, well, that’s only because a French snail likes to relax before enjoying his salad. And if you think snails are too shy, Escargot is eager to demonstrate that he is quite fierce. In fact, his fierce face can scare away a lion, a wild boar—and even a carrot that might sneak into the beautiful salad waiting at the end of the story.
By the time young readers get to that salad, they still might not be ready to rush out to get a pet snail, but they might be persuaded to enjoy some greens—and even carrots. Dashka Slater and Sydney Hanson have conjured a sweet little snail sure to appeal to the preschool set. And adults will certainly savor a story that supports healthy eating—and giggles.