Published by TOON Books
Summary: Did you know that the longest worm (the Australian Gippsland Worm) grows to be ten feet long? That there can be millions of earthworms living in a small park? The lowly worm gets some respect in this early reader. Billed as a cartoon by the publisher, the pages are all done on brown paper bags; regular text is supplemented with frequent cartoon bubbles. Readers will gain a new respect for worms and the important role they play in keeping soil rich and fertile. Ages 4-8.
Pros: This book, which resembles a brown paper lunch bag in size, shape, and color, is a fun and light introduction to an often overlooked animal that can be found in your own backyard.
Cons: The intended audience of beginning readers may be challenged by such words as setae and clitellum.