Saturday, December 14, 2013

To Have Friends, You Have To Be A Friend - Superworm by Axel Scheffler

cover - Superworm



illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Alison Green Books,
ISBN 978-1407132044
Meet the wriggliest, squiggliest superhero in the world!
Never fear! Superworm is here – and he’s wiggling to the rescue!  He can be a lasso, a fishing-line, even a skipping-rope.  But who will rescue Superworm  when he falls prey to a wicked Wizard Lizard?  Luckily, all of his insect friends have a cunning plan ...

Winner of the German Buxterhuder Kälbchen Picture Book Prize 2013

The 411 by Maria and Goddess:

We loved Superworm. He is a great help to the creatures in the bug and ground kingdom. He helps his friends by becoming a lasso for a runaway baby frog, a jump rope for some bored bees and a rescue line for a beetle trapped in a well. One day Superworm is kidnapped by a nasty lizard who demands that Superworm do his evil bidding and find treasure in the earth. What is Superworm to do? Who will rescue him when he is usually the rescuer?

The book was a fun read for me and Goddess and a good message about being a friend. A lesson I constantly tell my kids. "To have friends, you have to be a friend!" 

Julia Donaldson is the author of many successful books for children, including the classic THE GRUFFALO, which has won the Smarties Prize and the Blue Peter Award for the Best Book to Read Aloud. THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD was one of the biggest best-sellers of 2004 and won WHS Children's Book of the Year at the British Book Awards. Julia has also written many children's plays and songs, and runs regular storytelling and drama workshops. She lives in Glasgow with her family. 

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary book for my honest opinion. No monetary compensation was received.

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