Book Review of What About Worms!?
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What About Worms!?
Written and Illustrated by Ryan T. Higgins and Mo Willems
Ages 5-7 | 64 Pages
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children | ISBN-13: 978-1368045735
What to Expect: Anxiety, friendship, learning new things, courage, reading
With artwork and characters from the enormously successful Elephant and Piggy books to get the story going, this joint effort from Mo Willems and Ryan T. Higgins is a fantastic book about books, reading, and the power of knowledge to make the world a better place.
Tiger wants you to know about tigers. Tigers are big, brave, and not afraid of anything. Tigers love flowers, apples, and books! But maybe tigers are afraid of something after all … they’re scared of worms! Worms are wiggly and slimy and EVERYWHERE! They might be hiding in a lovely pot of flowers! They might be hiding in a lovely crunchy apple! They might even be in the new book tiger has picked up! Because Tiger is so afraid of worms, he can’t enjoy his flowers or apple, and he never even reads the book. It turns out the book isn’t about worms after all – it’s about tigers and teaches some inquisitive worms not to be afraid of tigers.
Characteristic humor and dynamic, iconic artwork will have readers laughing at and empathizing with Tiger’s predicament. As well as building emotional intelligence, the story illustrates (rather than tells) an important lesson: that fear comes from ignorance, and the antidote to fear is the knowledge that comes from reading and learning about the things we fear. Mo Willems and Ryan T. Higgins fans will love this—and those who are not yet fans will be once they read it!
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About the Author
Ryan T. Higgins the author and illustrator of the#1 NYT best-selling We Don’t Eat Our Classmates, as well as the NYT best-selling Mother Bruce series, which includes Be Quiet, Hotel Bruce, Bruce’s Big Move, and Santa Bruce.
About the Author
Mo Willems is an American writer, animator, voice actor, and children’s book author. His work includes creating the animated television series Sheep in the Big City for Cartoon Network, working on Sesame Street and The Off-Beats, and creating the popular children’s book series Elephant and Piggie.
What About Worms!? by Ryan T. Higgins and Mo Willems was reviewed by Dr. Jen Harrison. Discover more books like What About Worms!? by following along with our reviews and articles tagged with friendship, reading, anxiety, humor, and courage.