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|They didn't teach this in worm school!|
Author: Lia, Simone
A hungry chicken (who thinks he is a flamingo) and a quick-thinking worm set off on a madcap adventure and forge an unlikely friendship.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 4.30
Points: 2.0 Quiz: 193869
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: 3-5
Reading Level: 3.70
Points: 6.0 Quiz: 72762
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 01/01/2018 Marcus (a worm) and Laurence (a chickenlike bird) make an unusual pair, but Marcus only escapes becoming breakfast by agreeing to fly with the bird to Africa. Directionally challenged, Laurence has only been able to dream about traveling, but he is convinced that a subterranean creature like a worm must have an innate sense of direction, making Marcus the perfect navigator for his journey. Laurence is also under the curious impression that he is a flamingo. Marcus, in no position to argue either point, settles onto Laurence’s feathery back and away they go. Sort of. Having no idea which way Africa is, the worm resorts to giving directions at random, with hysterical results. Lia’s illustrated chapter book will make kids squirm with laughter. Cartoonish two-color drawings playfully interact with the text, while comical misunderstandings and misadventures propel the plot, over the course of which Marcus (who narrates) and Laurence develop a true friendship. For a similarly styled nonfiction tie-in, pair this with The Worm (2014), from Elise Gravel’s Disgusting Critters series. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.