Diary of a Worm

by Doreen Cronin and Harry Bliss

A funny and original picture book chronicles the everyday life of a young worm through... read more

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 are 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 endpapers show a scrapbook compilation of the worm’s family photos and mementos, including his most recent report card (an “A” in Tunnel, “Pass” in Compost). (Ages 5–9)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2004

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