MCCLOSKEY, Kevin. Snails Are Simply My Pace! illus. by Kevin McCloskey. 40p. Toon Bks. Might 2018. Tr ISBN 9781943145270.
Ok-Gr 1 –With hip and enjoyable graphics, simply sufficient “ick” issue, and loads of info, this title presents starting readers quite a lot of details about snails and slugs. McCloskey opens with a well-recognized thought—snails are gradual—however springboards from that to sudden tidbits resembling how briskly or gradual snails transfer in comparison with different animals, why a scarcity of velocity may be a bonus, and plenty and plenty about mucus. The writer/illustrator rapidly touches upon copy (“Snails shoot arrows at one another earlier than they make infants”) and even finds house to take a look at the creatures as favorites within the drawing habits of monks of previous—a segue into an expansion dedicated to how to attract a snail. VERDICT What a delight! Kindergartners will want some assist with this one however will get pleasure from it, whereas first graders will savor the grossness on their very own.
This evaluate was printed within the Faculty Library Journal Might 2018 subject.