Author: Jeanne Willis
Illustrator: Tony Ross
Publisher: Andersen Press, 2015
Age: 3 and up
Themes: slugs, affection, creativity, stories in rhyme, mother and child
Opening: Once upon a time-y, there was a little slimy, spotty, shiny, whiny slug.
Summary: (from my library catalog) Slug worries that the reason his mother never hugs him is that he is ugly, so he follows his friends’ advice to be furry, with a beak, horns, and more, until his mother can no longer recognize him, but then he learns that she loves him, no matter what.
Why I like this book: I have long been a fan of this team, and am also seldom disappointed by any of their collaborations. Fun, funny, bright, cheerful, a big bouquet of a book that does not stink. Haha! But it will charm your socks off!
Resources/Activities: Discuss how do we show affection and how other cultures or even animals show affection ? What are some creative ways we can show affection without physical contact?
For more Perfect Picture Book picks with teacher/parent resources, check out the list on Susanna Hill’s blog HERE.