imageJohn-Paul finds himself dying of boredom at a dinner party his father hosts for the senior executives from the factory. The adults are chatting about subjects he doesn’t understand when John-Paul’s father asks him to bring in the salads. He seizes this perfect opportunity to have a bit of fun and make the dinner more lively. Carefully, the mischievous boy places one bait worm in each of the guest’s salad bowls, brings them out to the dining room, and proceeds to eagerly observe each guest’s varied reaction. Dinner has finally become more entertaining for John-Paul and he laughs hysterically until scolded by his father to eat his salad. The boy eats up all his leafy greens, worm and all. The delightful retro style illustrations, especially the expressive tiny pink worms, capture the reader’s imagination and enhance the silly nature of the story. cc
Title: Worms
Author: Bernard Friot
: Aurélie Guillerey
: Kids Can Press
: 2015
Original Language
: French
: Yvette Ghione
Original Title
: Asticots
Original Publisher
: Éditions Milan
Original Copyright
: 2010
: 978-1-77138-571-8
Hardcover pages
: 24
Age range
: 4-7
: Picture book
Author’s ethnicity
: French
Author’s residence
: France
Illustrator’s ethnicity
: French
Illustrator’s residence
: France
: Dining, Dinners, Practical jokes, Worms


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