DASHKA SLATER at Books Inc. Palo Alto

Author image of Dashka Slater and cover photo of her book Escargot

Join Books Inc. Palo Alto for a special storytime with author Dashka Slater, reading from her new book Escargot and the Search for Spring! 

A cute French snail sets off on a springtime adventure with an adorable bunny in this laugh-out-loud fourth picture book in the bestselling Escargot series—the perfect gift for Easter or all year round.

Bonjour! After a long winter spent indoors, Escargot can’t wait to look outside for the first signs of Spring. Will he find a new friend in the fluffy white bunny he meets along the way?

From New York Times–bestselling author Dashka Slater and former Pixar animator Sydney Hanson, Escargot and the Search for Spring is an irresistibly sweet and charming story about unlikely friendship, changing seasons, and springtime fun. This hilarious and interactive addition to the award-winning Escargot series is the ideal read aloud for story time and animal lovers alike.


Winner of the Kentucky Bluegrass Award
Winner of the Wanda Gág Read Aloud Book Award

"Escargot’s voice is parfait." —BCCBstarred review

"Say bonjour to your new favorite animal, the garden snail!" —Booklist

A Book for Escargot:

"Escargot is a treat!" —Booklist

"A fun interactive book that will have readers practicing their own over-the-top French accent." —School Library Journal

Love, Escargot:

"It’s easy to be won over by this mighty mollusk." —Kirkus Reviews

"Blending sweetness with substance, Escargot’s third picture book is a surefire hit for Valentine’s Day–themed story times." —School Library Journal

"It was love at first sight for this magnifique book." —New York Journal of Books


Dashka Slater has written many picture books, including Escargot; A Book for EscargotLove, EscargotBaby Shoes; and The Antlered Ship. Her New York Times bestselling nonfiction YA 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. dashkaslater.com

Event date: 
Sunday, April 14, 2024 - 12:00pm
Event address: 
Books Inc. Palo Alto
855 El Camino Real #74
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Escargot and the Search for Spring By Dashka Slater, Sydney Hanson (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Dashka Slater, Sydney Hanson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780374314279
Availability: In Stock Now - Click Title to See Store Inventory. Please allow up to 48-hours for Curbside Pickup orders to be processed.
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) - February 6th, 2024