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Diary of a Worm

by Doreen Cronin
Illustrated by Harry Bliss

Published by Joanna Cotler Books / HarperCollins, 2003
36 pages
ISBN: 0-06-000150-X

Ages 5 - 9

A funny and original picture book chronicles the everyday life of a young worm through diary entries. With his little red baseball cap and homework woes, aspects of the worm's life will be more than recognizable to many children. But some things are uniquely wormy. In April, when fishing season starts, "We all dug deeper." The day they make macaroni necklaces in art class , "I brought mine home and we ate it for dinner." Doreen Cronin's witty concept and text is extended by Harry Bliss's terrific illustrations. How does a worm make a macaroni necklace? Why, by wriggling into a single piece of macaroni! The humor extends to the endpapers, which is a scrapbook compilation of the worm's family photos and mementos, including his most recent report card (an "A" in Tunnel, "Pass" in Compost.) CCBC Categories: Picture Books for School-Aged Children.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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