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Diary of a Worm



First-person narrative from a funny boy worm.
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this is a humorous and entertaining introduction to the concept of point of view for the youngest readers.

What's the story?

Written as a selection of pages from a worm's diary dating from March 20 to August 1st, the first person narrative gives the reader an idea of the daily life of a funny, intelligent boy worm. He shares his family's pride about the important role that worms play in caring for the earth and loves his life, although he can see that there are plusses and minuses to being a worm.

Some of his amusing adventures include trying to teach a spider friend to dig (all of the spider's legs get stuck in the dirt) and then discovering that worms cannot hang upside down like spiders; hiding from shovels during fishing season; having to be vigilant about hopscotch-playing children; forgetting his school lunch and having to write lines (\"I will not eat my homework. I will not eat my homework ...); doing the hokey pokey at the school dance (\"You put your head in. You put your head out. You do the hokey pokey and you turn yourself about ... That's all we could do.\"), and several more.

Is it any good?


Wonderfully illustrated in full-color, cartoon style, this droll story is both smart and funny, and will amuse young children as well as help them see the world from a new perspective. The main character is endearing in his earnest attempt to record his life both above and below ground.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about point of view. Think of another animal. How might it be like you? How is it different? Have you ever wished you could be an animal? If so, what kind and why?

Book details

Author:Doreen Cronin
Illustrator:Harry Bliss
Genre:Picture Book
Book type:Fiction
Publisher:HarperCollins Children's Books
Publication date:November 17, 2003
Number of pages:32
Publisher's recommended age(s):4 - 7

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Kid, 10 years old February 28, 2011
Adult Written bypeblz!!:) October 11, 2011

best book

i read this book to my cabin girls as a bedtime story and they loved it!!!! they were laughing the whole time!!! Its not just for litle kids, its for everyone! the 1st time i read this book i was 17 and the girls were 11-12 so its for every age!!!! this book is amazing and very funny i totaly recomend it!!!! its deffinetly a MUST READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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