The Slug (Hardcover)

By Elise Gravel

Tundra Books (NY), 9781770496552, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 5, 2014

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Description

One in a series of humorous books about disgusting creatures, The Slug is a look at the land slug. It covers such topics as the slug's two pairs of tentacles, one pair for seeing, one pair for smelling (it can see you're a kid and smell like broccoli), its breathing hole (on the side of its head ), and its pretty gross mucous covering (in order to find a partner, the slug can follow another slug's mucous trail. True love ). Although silly and off-the-wall, The Slug contains real information that will tie in with curriculum.


About the Author

Elise Gravel is an award-winning author/illustrator from Quebec. She was the winner of the 2013 Governor General's Award for Children's Illustration in French, and is well-known in Quebec for her original, wacky picture books. She has published a number of books with US publisher Blue Apple and is currently working on a graphic novel for Roaring Brook Press. Having completed her studies in graphic design, Elise found herself quickly swept up into the glamorous world of illustration. Her old design habits drive her to work a little text here and there into her drawings and she loves to handle the design of her assignments from start to finish. She is inspired by social causes and is likes projects that can handle a good dose of eccentricity.


Praise For The Slug

Praise for The Fly

"Young readers will at least come away with a thorough understanding of how unsanitary these insects are and also, perhaps, clearer pictures of their physical makeup, life cycle and even some of the differences among fly species. Gross-out potential, for sure--but also likely to give larval entomologists a mild buzz."
-- Kirkus

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