by Susan Pearson
illustrated by Kevin O'Malley
slug Marylou uses her slime trail to write love poems to Herbie the
slug, who responds with a rhyme of his own, but a series of unfortunate
circumstances prevents her from finding his responses. Desperate to
meet her, he composes one final message on a tomato plant. At last,
Marylou sees it; the two slugs meet and fall in love.
book took us by surprise. Who'd have thought a book about slugs could
be so adorable and clever! This book isn't specifically a Valentine's Day kids book, but it's definitely our favorite for the
holiday! In addition to the sweet and unexpected 'love story',
this book also touches on letter writing, determination, and poetry.
Heck, kids even learn a little about slugs!
In a starred review, School Library Journal called the book "a clever and endearing love story that proves the power of perseverance." And Publisher's Weekly said "full of humor and charm, this story...is as satisfying as a box of Valentine chocolates." We highly recommend this adorable book!
See Inside: Kindergarten - 2nd grade
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