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Diary of A Worm

Cronin, Doreen (Book - 2003 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Diary of A Worm

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A young worm discovers, day by day, that there are some very good and some not so good things about being a worm in this great big world.
Authors: Cronin, Doreen
Statement of Responsibility: by Doreen Cronin ; pictures by Harry Bliss
Title: Diary of a worm
Publisher: New York : Joanna Cotler Books, c2003
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 26 cm.
Summary: A young worm discovers, day by day, that there are some very good and some not so good things about being a worm in this great big world.
Subject Headings: Worms Fiction Diaries Fiction
Topical Term: Worms
Additional Contributors: Bliss, Harry - 1964-
LCCN: 2002007949
ISBN: 006000150X
Branch Call Number: J PIC C
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Doreen Cronin’s funny, diary-style account of the challenges and benefits of a being a worm. Students can listen and read along to this book through NYPL’s Tumble Book database.

Also available (with a nonfiction companion) through Bookflix.

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Jan 18, 2011
  • olivermcgee rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

All the Doreen Cronin books are a hit at our house. They are simple, easy to read and a cute story line. My husband and I enjoy reading them to the kids.

Jul 26, 2010
  • lms rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Kids are always asking for this book


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Jul 09, 2014
  • violet_butterfly_1922 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

violet_butterfly_1922 thinks this title is suitable for 6 years and under


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PreS-Gr 3-A baseball-capped crawler gives readers an episodic glimpse into the vicissitudes of his life in these hilarious diary entries. Difficulties such as having no arms, having a head that looks a lot like your rear end, and facing the dangers imposed by people digging for bait are balanced by a loving family and good friends. The young protagonist describes playing with his friend Spider, engaging in a variety of activities at school, and interacting with his parents and sister. Packed into these droll slice-of-worm-life vignettes are a few facts about earthworms and their behavior, all rendered with a dry sense of humor. The full-color watercolor-and-ink illustrations sprawl across the pages in lush earth tones. Bliss's cartoons give the worms lots of personality without overly anthropomorphizing them. The use of multiple perspectives will have children eagerly looking at the pictures to identify objects and locales. Primary-grade youngsters will especially appreciate the classroom scenes. This quirky worm's-eye view of the world makes these ubiquitous invertebrates a little more understandable and a lot more fun.-Marge Loch-Wouters, Menasha's Public Library, WI (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc.


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