The Worm: The Disgusting Critters Series

Category: Book
By (author): Gravel, Elise
Series: Disgusting Creatures
Subject:  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / General
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Readers / Intermediate
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Zoology
Publisher: Tundra
Published: March 2014
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 32
Size: 8.50in x 6.25in x 0.50in
Our Price:
$ 14.95
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Bookshelf comment

The Worm is but one installment in a perfectly silly series introducing kids to the lives of unpopular critters, including The Spider, Head Lice and The Fly. Comic-book style illustrations complement the humourous text.

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*The second in a series of humorous books about disgusting creatures, The Worm is a look at the earthworm. It covers such topics as the worm's habitats (sometimes they live inside other animals), its anatomy (its muscle tube is slimy and gross), and its illustrious history (worms have been on earth for 120 million years). Although silly and off-the-wall, The Worm contains real information that will tie in with curriculum.
Review Quote*

"Gravel presented a perfect sequence of fascinating facts with a delicate dash of icky…. It's part of a series and we're hoping the other books are just as good."
-The Globe and Mail

"The boldly colored cartoons and handwritten display fonts make this a very appealing package . . . Gravel tightrope-walks the line between gross and funny."
-Publishers Weekly

Biographical NoteELISE GRAVEL is an award-winning author/illustrator from Quebec. She is the winner of this year's Governor General's Award for Children's Illustration in French, and is well-known in Quebec for her original, wacky picture books. She has published a number of books with US publisher Blue Apple and is currently working on a graphic novel for Roaring Brook Press. Having completed her studies in graphic design, Elise found herself quickly swept up into the glamorous world of illustration. Her old design habits drive her to work a little text here and there into her drawings and she loves to handle the design of her assignments from start to finish. She is inspired by social causes and is likes projects that can handle a good dose of eccentricity.