A Book for Escargot (Hardcover)

By Dashka Slater, Sydney Hanson (Illustrator)

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 9780374312862, 40pp.

Publication Date: April 7, 2020

List Price: 16.99*
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Spring 2020 Kids Indie Next List

“Aside from the fact that Escargot is simply adorable, this book weaves in enough interaction points to keep a wiggly toddler’s attention and enough humor to keep the adults laughing, making it really engaging in all the ways a great book should be. If you can read it in a French accent, then it’s even better.”
— Lisa Francisco, Second Star to the Right Children's Books, Denver, CO
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Description

In A Book for Escargot, the standalone sequel to Escargot--written by award-winning and New York Times-bestselling author Dashka Slater and illustrated by Sydney Hanson--we follow a funny and charming French snail through a library to find the book of his dreams.

Bonjour!
It is moi, Escargot, your favorite French snail.
Today I am going on a trip to the library, where there are so many stories to choose from!
Stories about dog superheroes…
guinea pig detectives....
and flamingo astronauts.


But sadly, none of these books is about a daring snail hero who saves the day. What is that you say? Perhaps this is the book about the snail hero? Ooh-la-la!



About the Author

Dashka Slater is the New York Times-bestselling author of The 57 Bus, which won the Stonewall Book Award and was a YALSA nonfiction finalist. Her fiction includes the picture book Escargot, which won the Wanda Gag Book Award; Baby Shoes; The Antlered Ship, which was a Junior Library Guild Selection and received four starred reviews; and Dangerously Ever After. She is also an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in Newsweek, Salon, The New York Times Magazine, and Mother Jones. She lives in California.

Sydney Hanson is a children's book illustrator living in Sierra Madre, California. Her picture books include Escargot (Dashka Slater), Five Fuzzy Chicks (Diana Murray), Warts and All (Lori Haskins Houran), and How Do You Go to Sleep? (Kate McMullan). Hanson 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. Follow her on Instagram too see all of her latest animals and illustrations!


Praise For A Book for Escargot

An Indie Bestseller!
An Amazon Summer Reading List Pick!
A Spring 2020 Kids' Indie Next List Pick!


"Hanson’s soft, colorful illustrations draw readers into Escargot’s miniature world as Slater’s wonderfully silly story is presented through a direct conversation between snail and reader—an incredibly engaging choice . . . Escargot is a treat!" —Booklist

"Hanson’s illustrations are warm and inviting, making Escargot the cuddliest snail ever . . . a fun interactive book that will have readers practicing their own over-the-top French accent." —School Library Journal