Picture Book Review: Slugs in Love, by Susan Pearson and Kevin O’Maley (Illustrator)


Marylou loves
everything about Herbie?how his slime trail glistens in the dark, how he
can stretch himself thin to squeeze inside the cellar window, and how
he always finds the juiciest tomatoes. But Marylou is a shy slug. How
can she get Herbie to notice her? Find out how Marylou woos her beloved
in this “must-have” love-story that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day.


So cute!

This tale of romance between two slugs is super adorable.  I have always had a soft spot for love stories, even ones in picture books.  

The writing is clear and concise, with just the right amount of words on each page.  The story moves along quickly, so your child isn’t likely to get bored with the things that are happening.  

I loved the way Marylou kept leaving poems for Herbie all around the garden, and how every time he wrote a poem back to her, something happened so that she wouldn’t see it.   

The Illustrations:  Very nice artwork.  Beautiful colors and nice designs make it easy to see what is happening and make the story that much more enjoyable.

This book is available in paperback or Kindle versions.  The Kindle version is only $3.99. 

File Size: 1534 KB
Print Length: 32 pages
Publisher: Amazon Children’s Publishing (October 30, 2012)
Age Level:
6 and up

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    December 7, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    What a great looking book!

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