What a divine book!
But it’s about slimy, slithering worms, you might
say. Nine hundred and eighty-three of them!
It is Harriet’s job to feed these worms each day. They
are fed on a varying menu every time, which includes Fred’s fruit on Friday
and the newspapers on Saturday.
Although Harriet is keeping a watchful eye on them,
in her opinion, they don’t seem to do anything much.
Harriet detects a tap in the corner of the worm box
that leads to an exciting discovery.
Stunning full-page illustrations enhance the
well-chosen, alliterative, humorous and rhythmic text. The facial expressions on
the worms are priceless!
The contents don’t stop with the story, but flow
into two pages of beneficial worm facts that kids will learn by heart to repeat
to their friends at an appropriate time.
Also available, accompanied by matching images, are
tips on feeding your compost worms.
Harriet’s Hungry Worms is
not only about worms. It shows how children learn to be responsible by helping with
allocated tasks, working together, and particularly, understanding the special
ecological role small creatures play in contributing to the environment, therefore
to living things.
Title: Harriet’s Hungry Worms
Author: Samantha Smith
Illustrator: Melissa Johns
Publisher: EK Books, $24.99
Publication Date: 1 May 2023
For ages: 4+
Type: Picture Book