Sweet little Escargot, the French snail that only wants to be your favorite animal! And perhaps a little kiss? Magnifique! I had fun reading this to my storytime kids, especially with the subtly interactive parts (blow on Escargot to cool him down after sprinting across a table). Charming!— Robin at Santa Clara
Say Bonjour! to the first picture book in the bestselling Escargot series about a cute French snail and his laugh-out-loud adventures.
Escargot is an adorable French snail who only wants two things: 1) To be your favorite animal, and 2) To eat the delicious salad at the end of this book. Except this delicious salad has a carrot in it. And Escargot hates carrots. But when he finally tries one—with a little help from you!—he realizes that it’s not so bad after all.
From New York Times–bestselling author Dashka Slater and former Pixar animator Sydney Hanson, Escargot is an irresistibly sweet and charming story about a snail who might be a picky eater but definitely wants to be your new best friend. This hilarious and interactive addition to the award-winning Escargot series is the ideal read aloud for story time and animal lovers alike.
Escargot is also available as a board book for babies and toddlers up to 3 years old.
Don’t miss Escargot’s other funny and heartwarming adventures for kids ages 4-6 in:
● A Book for Escargot
● Love, Escargot (also available as a board book for babies and toddlers up to 3 years old)
● Escargot and the Search for Spring
Winner of the Kentucky Bluegrass Award
Winner of the Wanda Gág Read Aloud Book Award
"Escargot’s voice is parfait, an airy blend of ego and need masterfully balanced in witty and well-turned sentences that leave plenty of room for audiences to get the joke . . . Trim, controlled pencil and watercolor art gives Escargot the inevitable French sailor’s shirt, neckerchief, and teeny beret, but the jaunty guy’s wide, sincere eyes reveal the depth of his yearning snail soul—and make for some great comic faces." —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review
"Say bonjour to your new favorite animal, the garden snail! . . . In Hanson’s soft, cartoonish illustrations, Escargot’s hammy expressions are perfectly in keeping with his gently boastful narrative. Give this charming read-aloud a little extra joie de vivre by reading it in your best French accent." —Booklist
"A charming little French snail takes center stage as it entices a child to share a meal. It's hard to imagine an escargot heading toward a salad as destined to be anything other than part of the dish, but this engaging snail upends convention . . . An unusual, tongue-in-cheek aid to getting children to eat a disliked food—even the dreaded carrot." —Kirkus Reviews
More Praise for the Escargot Series:
"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