Synopses & Reviews
Do not go where humans go. You could get squashed. You move too slowly to get out of the way. Watch out for that giant foot! Be careful of the poison in the garden! When you look at life from the perspective of a small mollusk, the backyard suddenly becomes a daunting place. A young snail faces many challenges as it tries to grow safely into an adult, while continuing on its daily quest for food. All the facts a young child needs to understand the life of this intriguing backyard creatures are packed into an engaging narrative.
This book is an excellent read-aloud and with the help of an adult, a nice early reader for K-1 students. It would be a wonderful addition to an invertebrate, backyard animals or other animal science curriculum.
A young snail faces many challenges as it tries to grow safely into an adult. All the facts a young child needs to understand the life of this intriguing backyard creature are packed into Backyard Books: Are You a Snail? by Judy Allen with illustrations by Tudor Humphries.
About the Author
Judy Allen is an award-winning author whose novel Awaiting Developments was short-listed for the Whitbread Children's Novel Award. Judy Allen and illustrator Tudor Humphries created Kingfisher's award-winning Backyard Books series and many other successful books, including the Reading Rainbow selections Tiger and Seal.