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Worm Loves Worm

By Darienne Stewart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Love wins in sweet, unconventional wedding tale.

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age 3+

Based on 1 parent review

age 3+

Love is the Important Thing

My daughter thinks this is a great book - multiple requests to read it the month we got it. Reading it I giggle and smile and am very impressed by how clever it is. As someone who does not subscribe to the importance of a public ceremony for my private relationship, I adore this book. As someone who believes that loving relationships should be legally acknowledged in their various forms, I adore this book. As someone who squirms at the emphasis on weddings as grand things that come off as the be all, end all, I adore this book.

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Love really isn't complicated, and the winsome worms in this charming story are a fine example of the joy and confidence in that simple understanding. Whether you read this as a smart take on same-sex marriage and changing gender norms or a celebration of free and kindred spirits, WORM LOVES WORM is irresistible. It's the debut picture book from J.J. Austrian and features charming artwork by Mike Curato (Little Elliot, Big City), whose hermaphroditic worms are distinguishable only by their eyes. They seem bemused by their friends' fussing about, smiling and playfully resolving every concern -- they can't dance, but they have fun wiggling, and though they don't have fingers they proudly wear their wedding bands as belts. In the end, Worm loves Worm, and that's all that matters.

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