Sugar and Snails

Sugar and Snails

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Overview

A novel twist to a classic rhyme.

Who says that little girls are made of “sugar and spice and everything nice?” Or that boys are made of “frogs and snails and puppy dog tails?” What if girls were made of “boats and snails and dinosaur tails?” And little boys of “flowers and swings and bumblebee wings?”
When the traditional rhyme just doesn’t seem to fit the boy and girl visiting their grandpa, he comes up with a list of unusual alternatives. Soon the children are coming up with their own versions that challenge the old stereotypes with a whimsical list of ingredients. To add to the new quirky version are lively illustrations that beautifully capture the children’s imaginative flights of fancy. Young readers will delight in the small details of Sonja Wimmer’s vibrant art, and be inspired to think of their own silly examples of what ingredients they might be made of themselves.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781773210056
Publisher: Annick Press, Limited
Publication date: 03/13/2018
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 569,472
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

Sarah Tsiang is an award-winning poet as well as a children's book author. Her books with Annick Press include A Flock of Shoes, Dogs Don't Eat Jam and Other Things Big Kids Know, Warriors and Wailers: 100 Anicent Chinese Jobs You Might Have Relished or Reviled, and The Stone Hatchlings. She lives in Kingston, Ontario.

Sonja Wimmer is an award-winning German illustrator and storyteller from Munich. She is also the illustrator of I Love My Purse.

Customer Reviews

Sugar and Snails 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Amy_Helmericks More than 1 year ago
With energetic and surreal images, and kids who stick up for their individuality, this is exactly the sort of book I wish I had had to read my kids when they were younger. The language is playful, and the grandfather both patient and responsive, willing to let both granddaughter and grandson try out a variety of descriptions to find what they feel fits them the best. In the end he doesn’t even settle on a conclusion. There is a fun rhyme that mentions chicken butts, and an illustration that includes a monkey-child picking their nose (at least, that’s what it looks like to me), both of which I feel are part of the delicious silliness of the book and not a detraction at all (except I imagine there are people that might complain if these things surprised them. But now you know and can go buy a different book.) This book is for anyone looking for alternatives to gender stereotypes that isn’t the least bit heavy-handed or reactionary, just generous. Highly recommended. (I was provided a digital copy by the publisher through Net Galley in order to review it.)
CharJones2525 More than 1 year ago
What if girls aren’t made of sugar and spice? Or boys of frogs and puppy dog tails? This fun twist on the old adage is enlivened by Sonja Wimmer’s lively art, as silly alternatives are imagined by children visiting their grandpa. 5/5 Thank you to the author, Annick Press Ltd. and NetGalley for the review copy. Opinions are mine. #SugarAndSnails #NetGalley
CharJones2525 More than 1 year ago
What if girls aren’t made of sugar and spice? Or boys of frogs and puppy dog tails? This fun twist on the old adage is enlivened by Sonja Wimmer’s lively art, as silly alternatives are imagined by children visiting their grandpa. 5/5 Thank you to the author, Annick Press Ltd. and NetGalley for the review copy. Opinions are mine. #SugarAndSnails #NetGalley
CharJones2525 More than 1 year ago
What if girls aren’t made of sugar and spice? Or boys of frogs and puppy dog tails? This fun twist on the old adage is enlivened by Sonja Wimmer’s lively art, as silly alternatives are imagined by children visiting their grandpa. 5/5 Thank you to the author, Annick Press Ltd. and NetGalley for the review copy. Opinions are mine. #SugarAndSnails #NetGalley