Escargot Book
Escargot Book
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Written by Dashka Slater and illustrated by Sydney Hanson

Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux


Publisher's Summary

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.

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  • Age Range: 4-6
  • Pages: 40
  • Book Type: picture
  • Publication Date: April 11, 2017
  • ISBN: 0374302812
  • ISBN 13: 9780374302818
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Such a darling, fun book! Along with the fun of talking about Escargot and racing to the salad at the end of the book, this has a great message of trying something new (like carrots) that you don't think you'll like, but end up loving. Plus, you'll learn a little French vocabulary along the way!

Dashka Slater

Dashka Slater’s four picture books have won widespread praise for their inventive language and vivid imagery. Baby Shoes was named one of the best children’s books of 2006 by both Booklist and Nick Jr. magazines and was chosen for the Texas 2x2 list of best books for children age two to grade two. The Sea Serpent and Me was a Junior Library Guild Selection and a finalist for the Cybil and Chickadee Awards, as well as being named to the 2008 Librarians’ Choices List of the best books for children and young adults. Dangerously Ever After was named the 2013–14 Surrey Picture Book of the Year based on the votes of over 12,700 elementary school students. A recipient of a Creative Writing Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, Slater is also an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in such publications as Newsweek, Salon, The New York Times Magazine, and Mother Jones. She is also the author of a novel for adults, The Wishing Box, which the Los Angeles Times named to its list of the year’s best fiction in 2000.

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