Friday, November 24, 2017

ESCARGOT by Dashka Slater / Book Review

By: Dashka Slater
Illustrated by: Sydney Hanson
Published by: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Released on: April 11th, 2017
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Rating: 4 Owlets 
A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for my honest review

Bonjour! Escargot is a beautiful French snail who wants only two things:

1. To be your favorite animal.
2. To get to the delicious salad at the end of the book.

But when he gets to the salad, he discovers that there's a carrot in it. And Escargot hates carrots. But when he finally tries one—with a little help from you!—he discovers that it's not so bad after all

A cute story with great illustrations, and some French charm. It wasn't hard to fall in love with Escargot, the story's narrator. His message about not being a peaky eater may get kids to try that one food they claim they hate, though they've never tried it. After all, Escargot hates carrots. That is until he tried one and discovered they're not so bad after all. 

Escargot is the perfect read aloud! Of course you it's even more fun when read in a French accent, even if it's a bad one like mine. What makes this book so much fun to read, aside from the charming illustrations, is that Escargot talks directly to his audience. This quickly engages kids, and makes for a fun, entertaining read. We recommend picking this book up!

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~