Murphy, Mary. Slow Snail. Book Review.

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This is a delightful board book that would make a wonderful addition to any toddler’s collection. Each page features a cute little snail sliding s-l-o-w-l-y over, under, through, along, in, and out of simple items found in the yard. The entire book is a single sentence. It begins “snail slide s-l-o-w-l-y down her flower…” and ends “just in time for… dinner!” There, the snail encounters another snail and together they munch their way through a head of lettuce. As well as following the grand adventure of the little snail, toddlers are exposed to the concepts of over, under, through, along, in, and out.

The illustrations are perfect. They are bright, simple, close-ups of the flower, stone, boot, stick, bottle, brick, and head of lettuce. Each journey is a double page spread. Best of all, the snail leaves a shiny silver trail wherever he goes. Toddlers will love tracing the path of the cute snail with googly eyes. Highly recommended for ages 1 to 3.


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