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Yucky Worms

French, Vivian (Book - 2010)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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While helping Grandma in the garden, a child learns about the important role of the earthworm in helping plants grow.
Authors: French, Vivian
Statement of Responsibility: Vivian French ; illustrated by Jessica Ahlberg
Title: Yucky worms
Publisher: Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 2010, c2009
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
Characteristics: 28 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Summary: While helping Grandma in the garden, a child learns about the important role of the earthworm in helping plants grow.
Subject Headings: Earthworms Fiction Gardening Fiction Grandmothers Fiction
Topical Term: Earthworms
Gardening
Grandmothers
Additional Contributors: Ahlberg, Jessica
LCCN: 2009017307
ISBN: 9780763644468
0763644463
Branch Call Number: J PIC F
Research Call Number: JFF 11-151
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Burrow into the icky world of these wiggly underground friends. Hardcover edition.

This funny and informational story provides lots of reasons to love (or at least appreciate!) worms.


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This book is a good combination of non-fiction and fiction. It was a good introduction to the science of worms. My kindergarten class really likes it and refer to it often.

While gardening with grandma, a little boy declares "yuck!" when he sees a slimy, slithery worm, prompting grandma to give an impromptu explanation of the behavior and benefits of worms. The scientific facts (including tips on how to tell a worm's head from its tail and details about how worms fertilize soil) are delivered in a good-natured, encouraging tone, with humorous comments (via speech bubbles) from the worms themselves, and the cheery, softly coloured artwork depicts not only the abundant natural world above ground, but also the fascinating network of tunnels below. This appealing, informative book is must-read for young nature-lovers.

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Jun 23, 2011
  • breebop rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great book. Read it with my son (age 4) and we both really enjoyed it. Lovely (and funny!) illustrations, a gentle story and interesting facts about worms.

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Aug 12, 2014
  • red_lion_1061 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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May 15, 2014
  • blue_dolphin_2252 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

blue_dolphin_2252 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 4 and 8

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