Feb 9, 2012

Slugs in Love

Slugs in Love by Susan Pearson
Illustrated by Kevin O'Malley
Published by Marshall Cavendish

     Marylou had never talked to Herbie because she was too shy.  But she loved everything about him, "how his slime trail glistened in the dark, how he could stretch himself thin to squeeze inside the cellar window, how he always found the juiciest tomato."  Thinking of Herbie always inspired Marylou and she started to write poems to Herbie and leave them all over the garden.  Herbie was intrigued, and little by little, Marylou's poems captured his heart.  Unfortunately, every time Herbie left a note for Marylou, something would happened that would prevent her from seeing it. And even worse, Herbie had no idea who Marylou was or what she looked like.  Will those romantic slugs ever find a way to meet face to face?
     Slugs in Love is a very sweet love story, perfect for a Valentine's Day read aloud.  The little poems the slugs write to each other with slime are little samples to be emulated by kids while writing their own Valentines.  Who would've thought slugs could be so likable?

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