Diary of a Worm

Book review by
Marigny Dupuy, Common Sense Media
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First-person narrative from a funny boy worm.
Parents recommend

Parents say

age 4+
Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 3+
Based on 6 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this book.

Positive messages
Violence & scariness
Language

What 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.

User Reviews

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!... Continue reading
Adult Written byhomer2 April 9, 2008

hilarious book

all of the pages have hilarious cartoons.
Kid, 10 years old February 28, 2011
Teen, 13 years old Written byJapanese Gal November 25, 2009
I had this book but.....

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.

Talk to your kids 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?

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