Bonjour! Escargot is back, with a magnifique beret and a special invitation.
Dashka Slater has written many picture books, including Escargot, A Book for Escargot, Baby Shoes, and The Antlered Ship. Her New York Times-bestselling nonfiction young adult novel The 57 Bus won several accolades including the Stonewall Book Award and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Nonfiction Book Award. She lives in Berkeley, California. Learn more at dashkaslater.com. Sydney Hanson is a children's book illustrator living in Sierra Madre, California. She works in a combination of traditional and digital media to create her illustrations-her favorites are watercolor and colored pencil. She loves the outdoors and is a certified naturalist who spends most of her spare time poking around the woods with her Labrador retriever, Cash. Find her at @sydwiki.
School Library Journal 9 Books to Help Young Readers Feel the Love
on Valentine's Day
PureWow 25 Valentine's Day Books for Toddlers That Get the Holiday Right "Breaking right through the fourth wall, the stylish snail encourages readers to embrace their snail selves . . . Sweet art means that when Escargot winsomely tells readers, 'You can kiss me if you like, ' it'll be hard for them to pass up the chance . . . Though love and snails rarely go together, it's easy to be won over by this mighty mollusk." --Kirkus Reviews "Though the narrative could easily ride on the sheer cuteness of its protagonist, Slater elevates it by seamlessly incorporating important themes into the lighthearted text. Escargot models kindness, demonstrates how to cope with daunting circumstances, and even introduces healthy relationship standards in a way that feels just right for a young audience: 'Your snailentine should be somebody who makes you feel magnifique' . . . Blending sweetness with substance, Escargot's third picture book is a surefire hit for Valentine's Day-themed story times." --School Library Journal "Doesn't disappoint . . . The illustrations in soft-pink hues immerse you in shimmering snail magic. It was love at first sight for this magnifique book." --New York Journal of Books