Fan of Mercer Mayer's classic Little Critter series will delight in debut author Nici Gregory's expressive characters in this interactive picture book about finding and ultimately freeing a special slug.
George and his sister Lotta have found a new slug friend named Speedy. They can’t wait to introduce him to the family, but Speedy has other plans. He escapes! Can you help find him? Their extended family and friends certainly try to help. But is George and Lotta’s jar really the best place for Speedy, or does he belong outside with his fellow slugs?
This story taps into the desire kids have to capture and keep the things they find in nature. But Speedy's adventure just may make them think twice about removing their next discovery from its true home.
"Conveying several salutary messages to budding nature-lovers, this cozy import from down under opens with simple instructions for preparing a suitable jar for holding a small wild creature to exhibit and then release".
"Gregory’s simple tale of a lost short-term yard pet is a fun game of spot the gastropod. Once kids realize Speedy is on every page, they will demand to read it again to find the miniscule mollusk. Cartoon illustrations with scribbly lines are a good match for the text. (This book was reviewed digitally.)
Animal lovers will have a field day with this fun story that also offers a seek-and-find element."