Friday, February 12, 2010

It's Hard to Hurry When You're a Snail

Although you would never guess it from the title, It’s Hard to Hurry When You’re a Snail, written by Dorothy M. Stewart, is a story about Noah’s ark.

Snail is on his way to the ark and he’s in a hurry (as are all the creatures in the story). He meets many different creatures along the way, including a tiger cub, an elephant, and a snake. When they hurry past him, he keeps on going “at a snail’s pace,” and says, “It’s hard to hurry when you’re a snail.”

He finally makes it to the ark where Noah and the other animals are waiting for him. Snail was worried that Noah might leave without him. But when Snail arrives, Noah says, “We need two of every animal and bird and insect, and we’re short of a snail. Every little creature is special to God, and he knew you were on your way.”

Snail says to himself, “I’m glad about that. It’s hard to hurry when you’re a snail.”

The delightful, colorful illustrations, by Thomas Taylor, make this an appealing book for children of all ages.

What I Like: Everything.

What I Dislike: Nothing.

Overall Rating: Excellent.

Age Appeal: 4-8.

Publisher Info: Lion Children’s, 2009; ISBN: 0825478383; Hardcover, $14.95.

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Special Info: This book comes with a Noah’s Ark poster.

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Shirley Ann said...

Aww, the illustrations look so adorable. Can't wait to check this one out!

Christine M. Irvin said...

Thanks for your comment. The illustrations ARE adorable and the writing is fun and lively. I'm sure you'll enjoy reading the book. Enjoy!