by Simone Lia
The publisher's description accurately captures the spirit of this book.
A hungry chicken (who thinks he’s a flamingo) and a quick-thinking worm set off on a madcap adventure — and forge an unlikely friendship.
Published first in the UK, it has a definite feel of British humor, which I enjoy. I often think that we, as Americans, take ourselves too seriously. Canadians and Brits definitely have a quirkier funny bone, and it is on full display in They Didn't Teach This in Worm School. When Marcus and Laurence set off on their adventure, the goal is to find Africa so that Laurence can unite with his "fellow" flamingos. Along the way, they become convinced that they've found France because of the many "Eiffel Towers" that they encounter.
I was really glad to have met these French worms.Their adventures continue in a similar zany vein until eventually, all is sorted out, and the two have become fast friends despite their disparate interests.
They were really kind and helpful.
I liked them, even though they were weirdos.
My Advance Reader Copy was of one color, but the finished book with have two-color illustrations like this sample page:
They Didn't Teach This in Worm School is a perfect choice for readers with a quirky sense of humor who won't mind a rather heavy-handed dose of ethics on the friendship front.
Look for this on a shelf near you in February, or pre-order it now.
My copy of They Didn't Teach This in Worm School was provided by LibraryThing's Early Reviewers.