Slug is a common name for an apparently shell-less terrestrial gastropod mollusc. The word "slug" is also often used as part of the common name of any gastropod mollusc that has no shell, has a very reduced shell, or has only a small internal shell. Wikipedia
Today's featured book:
Title: The Slug
Author and Illustrator: Elise Gravel
Ages: 5-8 years
Let's take a peek inside shall we?
About this book:
This is a series of books about disgusting creatures that kids will just love. "The Slug" is witty, sometimes silly and educational all packaged around the most fun illustrations ever. Kids (and especially boys) will be delighted with this series.
"The Slug" highlighted in this book is the land slug. The author points out interesting features such as: it having no shell like a snail, it's two pair of tentacles, (one with eyes and one for smelling and tasting), how it breathes through a hole in its side, how it moves using contracting muscles on its belly and the purpose of its thick slimy mucus just to name a few. She covers the uniqueness of a girl/boy baby and foods that are appealing and necessary to sustain the slug's life.
It is sprinkled with great vocabulary words to look up and understand and a very accurate overview of a land slug's life. I highly recommend this book. The information is presented in very clever ways so you will remember the hard facts for years to come. It in enjoyable both through text and illustrations and both kids and adults will appreciate the content and humour.
About the author:
Book Review Rating: 9 (Close to perfection!)
Read on and read always....don't be a slug!