Picture Book - 2017 | 1st ed
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Escargot is a beautiful French snail who only wants to be your favorite animal and get to the delicious salad at the end of the book, even if he has to try a carrot, which he hates.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2017
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780374302818
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 24 x 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Hanson, Sydney


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Apr 11, 2020

This is one of my new favorite books! An adorable snail wins your heart all the way through the salad at the end of the book. My sixth grade students enjoyed this one as well!

Jan 31, 2020

This book is amazing! Super cute and the kids love interacting with Escargot! Highly recommend.

VaughanPLKatherine Sep 17, 2019

The main character is a very chatty snail who is talking to you (the reader) about various topics while he makes the trek to his salad at the end of the book. You are along for the ride!
The book incorporates some interactive elements as well, such as blowing on the page, stroking his shell, making a scary face etc.
A cute read!

Aug 23, 2019

Best Book Ever!!

May 22, 2019

This story is hilarious and very cute! I read this to my toddler but definitely will read it again when he’s older and able to appreciate it’s humour. Definitely a story I will remember if I teach preschool again.

May 05, 2018

What an incredibly fun book to read! The little one won't know your French accent is probably actually South American, but you'll both have a blast following along as Escargot finally tackles that carrot in his salad at the end of the book. You'll read this one over and over!

Jan 29, 2018

I love this book! It is, hands down, my new favorite book to read to early elementary students.

rosypinkposy Dec 02, 2017

Very cute monologue by a French-accented snail who really, really wants to be your favorite animal. Oh. And he hates carrots. Or does he? Great book for the little picky eater in your family!

Nov 15, 2017

I have nothing fancy to say about this book. It's deliciously adorable with its illustrations and narrative of a frou-frou snail with his goal to get to the delicious salad at the end of the book.
But alas, there is the dreadful
C A R R O T!

C'est detestable!

I read it in an outrageous French accent, and it adds to the charm immensely. Give it a try!

Th3L1brar1an Jun 24, 2017

Perfect for story time to read-aloud! (work on your French accent) - heartwarming, funny, a must read!

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May 29, 2020

vandellb thinks this title is suitable for 3 years and over


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