Even slugs send valentines
Marylou loves everything about Herbie-how his slime trail glistens in the dark, how he can stretch himself thin to squeeze inside the cellar window, and how he always finds the juiciest tomatoes. But Marylou is a shy slug. How can she get Herbie to notice her? Find out how Marylou woos her beloved in this "must-have" love-story that's perfect for Valentine's Day.
|Product dimensions:||7.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 0.20(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Susan Pearson lives in Plainfield, Massachusetts. She spends time working in her garden, where she has made friends with slugs of all kinds. She has written more than twenty picture books, including How to Teach a Slug to Read. For more information about Susan, visit her Web site: www.susanpearson.net
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Slugs in Love by Susan Pearson, with illustrations by Kevin O¿Malley, is a picture book for children aged approximately 3-7. Pearson¿s fun dialogue, which includes little rhymes, combined with O¿Malley¿s adorable illustrations make this book fun for the reader, and may cause a change of heart about slugs too!Sweet Marylou has fallen in love with handsome Herbie, but is too shy to tell him. Instead, she leaves little poems in slime all around the garden where they live. Herbie replies, but his messages often go astray, leaving Marylou thinking Herbie does not love her. Persistent Marylou does not give up, and soon the slugs meet.
This book is about two slugs living in the same area, but the boy slug does not know that the girl slug is in love with him. She leaves him notes all over the garden with her slime and he leaves her notes, but they are never able to meet because of small mishaps. I like this book because sometimes it does seem in life that it is hard to get someone to notice a person, even though they are trying everything possible to make it happen. It's like a little romance book with a little comic to it. I would relate this to the class by reading this book to them on valentine's day. After I were to read this book to them, I would let them decorate a valentine day card for someone they had to draw a name of and say something special about this person.
Slugs in Love is the story of Marylou, a darling garden slug who romances Herbie, another darling garden slug, through a series of anonymous poems that reveal her feelings for him. Overwhelmed, Herbie returns the sentiments in kind, though can't quite figure out exactly who the lovely Marylou is.Ultimately, persistence pays off and the two are united. Thanks goodness they carry on to live happily ever after.I thoroughly delighted in this surprising picture books. Surprising in its subject matter, surprising in its charming rhymes. The full color, saturated illustrations using marker, colored pencils and photoshop are humorous and easy on the eye.
So cute! This tale of romance between two slugs is super adorable. I have always had a soft spot for love stories, even ones in picture books. The writing is clear and concise, with just the right amount of words on each page. The story moves along quickly, so your child isn't likely to get bored with the things that are happening. I loved the way Marylou kept leaving poems for Herbie all around the garden, and how every time he wrote a poem back to her, something happened so that she wouldn't see it. The Illustrations: Very nice artwork. Beautiful colors and nice designs make it easy to see what is happening and make the story that much more enjoyable. This book is available in paperback or Kindle versions. The Kindle version is only $3.99.