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About the Author
Dashka Slater has written many picture books, including Escargot, which won the Wanda Gag Book Award; A Book for Escargot; Love, Escargot; Escargot and the Search for Spring; Baby Shoes; and The Antlered Ship, which was a Junior Library Guild Selection and received four starred reviews. Her New York Times-bestselling nonfiction young adult novel The 57 Bus won several accolades including the Stonewall Book Award and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Nonfiction Book Award. She lives in Berkeley, California.Sydney Hanson is a children's book illustrator living in Sierra Madre, California. She 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. To see all of her latest animals and illustrations, follow her on Instagram.
"Escargot tires of winter and searches for signs of spring . . . Hanson's gentle watercolors bring to life a charming verdant landscape. Equal parts insecure and boastful, Escargot embodies the roller coaster of emotions that many youngsters feel on any given day. Not to fear: Flowers are finally found and friendships are formed, but the steady, slimy path of chatty dialogue is, as usual, magnifique." --Kirkus ReviewsPraise for the Escargot Series: "Escargot's voice is parfait." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review, on Escargot
"Say bonjour to your new favorite animal, the garden snail! . . . Give this charming read-aloud a little extra joie de vivre by reading it in your best French accent." --Booklist on Escargot "Escargot is a treat!" --Booklist on A Book for Escargot "A fun interactive book that will have readers practicing their own over-the-top French accent." --School Library Journal on A Book for Escargot "It's easy to be won over by this mighty mollusk." --Kirkus Reviews on Love, Escargot
"It was love at first sight for this magnifique book." --New York Journal of Books on Love, Escargot