Escargot (Board book)
Say Bonjour! to this board book edition of the first picture book in the bestselling Escargot series about a cute French snail and his laugh-out-loud adventuresâ€”the perfect gift for baby showers, new and expecting parents, or any occasion.
Escargot is an adorable French snail who only wants two things: 1) To be your favorite animal, and 2) To eat the delicious salad at the end of this book. Except this delicious salad has a carrot in it. And Escargot hates carrots. But when he finally tries oneâ€”with a little help from you!â€”he realizes that itâ€™s not so bad after all.
From New York Timesâ€“bestselling author Dashka Slater and former Pixar animator Sydney Hanson, Escargot is an irresistibly sweet and charming story about a snail who might be a picky eater but definitely wants to be your new best friend. This hilarious and interactive addition to the award-winning Escargot series is the ideal read aloud for babies and toddlers, story time, and animal lovers.
Donâ€™t miss Escargotâ€™s other funny and heartwarming adventures for kids ages 4-6 in:
â—Ź A Book for Escargot
â—Ź Love, Escargot (also available as a board book for babies and toddlers up to 3 years old)
â—Ź Escargot and the Search for Spring
About the Author
Award-winning journalist Dashka Slater has written for such publications as The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, Salon, and Mother Jones. Her New York Times-bestselling young-adult true crime narrative, The 57 Bus, has received numerous accolades, including the Stonewall Book Award, the California Book Award, and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor. It was a YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award Finalist and an LA Times Book Award Finalist, in addition to receiving four starred reviews and being named to more than 20 separate lists of the yearâ€™s best books, including ones compiled by The Washington Post, the New York Public Library, and School Library Journal. In 2021, The 57 Bus was named to TIME magazineâ€™s list of the 100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time. The author of fifteen books of fiction and nonfiction for children and adults, Dashka teaches in Hamline Universityâ€™s MFA in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults program. She lives and writes in Oakland, California.
Winner of the Kentucky Bluegrass Award
Winner of the Wanda GĂˇg Read Aloud Book Award
"Escargotâ€™s voice is parfait, an airy blend of ego and need masterfully balanced in witty and well-turned sentences that leave plenty of room for audiences to get the joke . . . Trim, controlled pencil and watercolor art gives Escargot the inevitable French sailorâ€™s shirt, neckerchief, and teeny beret, but the jaunty guyâ€™s wide, sincere eyes reveal the depth of his yearning snail soulâ€”and make for some great comic faces." â€”Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review
"Say bonjour to your new favorite animal, the garden snail! . . . In Hansonâ€™s soft, cartoonish illustrations, Escargotâ€™s hammy expressions are perfectly in keeping with his gently boastful narrative. Give this charming read-aloud a little extra joie de vivre by reading it in your best French accent." â€”Booklist
"A charming little French snail takes center stage as it entices a child to share a meal. It's hard to imagine an escargot heading toward a salad as destined to be anything other than part of the dish, but this engaging snail upends convention . . . An unusual, tongue-in-cheek aid to getting children to eat a disliked foodâ€”even the dreaded carrot." â€”Kirkus Reviews
More Praise for the Escargot Series:
"Escargot is a treat!" â€”Booklist on A Book for Escargot
"A fun interactive book that will have readers practicing their own over-the-top French accent." â€”School Library Journal on A Book for Escargot
"Itâ€™s easy to be won over by this mighty mollusk." â€”Kirkus Reviews on Love, Escargot
"It was love at first sight for this magnifique book." â€”New York Journal of Books on Love, Escargot