Sidney Snail is sick of his boring surroundings. He can’t wait to leave Slipperyville behind.
In this delightful children’s book by Becky Benishek, a young snail is about to set off to see the world, until a sage friend advises him to take a look at what’s right before his eyes.
Reluctantly, Sidney considers Old Samuel Snail’s advice. “He found a thick leaf next to the shore and halfheartedly pushed himself out onto the river.”
It’s on this jaunt down the river that Sidney discovers more fun, adventure, and new friends than he ever imagined.
His journey awakens his sense of delight. I won’t tell you all the fun things he does, but I will say that when he swings through the air on a cherry stem, I wished I was in his shell.
Kids will too. If you’re looking for a book that shows kids why life is never really boring, and how beautiful fruits, leaves, and droplets of dew are, this is it. Becky’s writing will fill kids not only with a passion for nature, but a love for language too. And as illustrations by Kelly Cline enchant the eye, kids can even enter the story more deeply by coloring the pictures in.