Worm Loves Worm by J. J. Austrian, illustrated by Mike Curato

Published by Balzer + Bray 

Summary: Worm and Worm love each other and decide they want to get married. They’re ready to go, but their friends tell them they have to do things the way they’ve always been done.  Cricket wants to officiate, Beetle decides to be best beetle, the Bees not only want to be brides’ bees, but insist on flowers, cake, a white dress, and a tuxedo.   The only problem with that is, it’s not clear which worm should wear the dress and which the tuxedo.  One worm ends up with a tuxedo and bridal veil, and the other with a white dress and black top hat.  Cricket objects that that’s not the way it’s always been done, but the worms insist, and in the end, everyone is happy to see them married.  32 pages; ages 4-8.

Pros:  What starts out as a sort of insect Bridezilla ends up as a celebration of marriage for all who love each other.  The bugs are as cute as…well, bugs.  And who can resist a happy ending?

Cons:  Some readers may see this as a book with an agenda.

 

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