Escargot (Board book)
Escargot is a teeny-tiny, adorable French snail who is desperate to be your new favorite animal. In an effort to charm you, he describes his smile as "shimmery trails of shimmery stuff." Escargot is traveling through the book to get to the delicios salad (with a few croutons and a light vinaigrette) at the end.
I don't know about you, but I CANNOT resist an opportunity to read aloud in a fakey french accent. Escargot is darling. J'adore!— Abbe
The only way to read this book is with a strong but terrible French accent. Escargot is my go-to for QRB Story Time when I'm lucky enough to have a turn to read. Ages 4-6— Christy
The unabridged board book edition of the funny and charming award-winning picture book, Escargot.
Bonjour! Escargot is a beautiful French snail who wants only two things:
1. To be your favorite animal.
2. To get to the delicious salad at the end of the book.
But when he gets to the salad, he discovers that there's a carrot in it. And Escargot hates carrots. But when he finally tries one—with a little help from you!—he discovers that it's not so bad after all!
A charming and interactive picture book ideal for picky eaters and animal lovers alike.
About the Author
Dashka Slater is the New York Times-bestselling author of The 57 Bus, which won the Stonewall Book Award and was a YALSA nonfiction finalist. Her fiction includes The Book of Fatal Errors, the picture book Escargot, which won the Wanda Gag Book Award; Baby Shoes; The Antlered Ship, which was a Junior Library Guild Selection and received four starred reviews; and Dangerously Ever After. She is also an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in Newsweek, Salon, The New York Times Magazine, and Mother Jones. She lives in California.
Winner of the 2019 Kentucky Bluegrass Award!
Winner of the Minnesota Comstock-Gag Award!
"Say bonjour to your new favorite animal, the garden snail!...In Hanson’s soft, cartoonish illustrations, Escargot’s hammy expressions are perfectly in keeping with his gently boastful narrative. Give this charming read-aloud a little extra joie de vivre by reading it in your best French accent." —Booklist
"A charming little French snail takes center stage as it entices a child to share a meal.It's hard to imagine an escargot heading toward a salad as destined to be anything other than part of the dish, but this engaging snail upends convention...An unusual, tongue-in-cheek aid to getting children to eat a disliked food—even the dreaded carrot."—Kirkus Reviews
"Escargot’s voice is parfait, an airy blend of ego and need masterfully balanced in witty and well-turned sentences that leave plenty of room for audiences to get the joke...Trim, controlled pencil and watercolor art gives Escargot the inevitable French sailor’s shirt, neckerchief, and teeny beret, but the jaunty guy’s wide, sincere eyes reveal the depth of his yearning snail soul—and make for some great comic faces." —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review
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