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Ear Worm!



by
Jo Knowles
illustrated by
Galia Bernstein

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
Candlewick
Imprint
Candlewick
ISBN
9781536207835
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A musical treat for the ear and eye, this antic tale of a worm on a mission doubles as a cozy bedtime book.

One summer day, as Little Worm heads out to play, he discovers he has a song stuck in his head. “What’s that you’re singing?” Owl asks, but Little Worm can’t say. He wriggles past, determined to learn who filled his head with “ Shimmy shimmy, no-sashay.” Owl flaps along with a song of his own, and before long Chipmunk, Bunny, and Fox fall in line, each contributing an ear worm to the joyful cacophony. Amid all the singing and dancing, Little Worm forgets his musical mystery until later when—surprise!—Papa Worm tucks him in. Hip, vintage-inspired illustrations and whimsical typesetting meet movement, sound play, and comic, cumulative delights in a picture book that will charm media-savvy children and their parents alike.

Full-color digital illustrations. 

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

32

Trim Size

8 7/10" x 10 3/5"

Dewey

E

AR

2.9: points 0.5

Genre

Fic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Feb 2022

Book Genres

Picture Book

Topics

Worms. Songs. Animals. Imagination and play. Music. 

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 2-Knowles attempts to explain what happens when people remember the words and melody of a song and sing it to themselves constantly. Throughout the book, a baby worm searches for the creature that put an ear worm in its head, meeting others with the same problem along the way. An owl, a squirrel, a chipmunk, and a rabbit all have their own ear worms. When the baby worm goes home for a nap, readers will smile to learn who is the source of the song. This one-joke tale does little to explain what an ear worm is, and the journey to understanding hints at a cumulative effect but never achieves a pace or rhythm. VERDICT The analogy of an ear worm is not explained well enough for young readers or English language learners to comprehend; the idiom of an ear worm is totally lost in the story.-Tanya Haynes, Meyer Elementary/Lamar CISD, Stafford, TX

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 2-Knowles attempts to explain what happens when people remember the words and melody of a song and sing it to themselves constantly. Throughout the book, a baby worm searches for the creature that put an ear worm in its head, meeting others with the same problem along the way. An owl, a squirrel, a chipmunk, and a rabbit all have their own ear worms. When the baby worm goes home for a nap, readers will smile to learn who is the source of the song. This one-joke tale does little to explain what an ear worm is, and the journey to understanding hints at a cumulative effect but never achieves a pace or rhythm. VERDICT The analogy of an ear worm is not explained well enough for young readers or English language learners to comprehend; the idiom of an ear worm is totally lost in the story.-Tanya Haynes, Meyer Elementary/Lamar CISD, Stafford, TX

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