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Sugar and Snails

by Sarah Tsiang, illustrated by Sonja Wimmer

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Description

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.

About the Authors

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.

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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.

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
4 to 7
Grade:
p to 2
Reading age:
4 to 7
Awards
  • , Amelia Bloomer Project List nomination, ALA
Editorial Reviews

“Filled with action and imagination.” —Sal’s Fiction Addiction, 09/10/18

— Sal’s Fiction Addiction

“Readers will sense that stereotypes and norms are dissolving with each page turn.” —Publishers Weekly, 01/08/18

— Publishers Weekly

“Remix[es] traditional assumptions about gender, encouraging readers to think critically about what they’ve been taught in a non-didactic way.” —The Globe and Mail, 09/20/18

— The Globe and Mail

“A menagerie of delights.” —CanLit for Little Canadians, 03/02/18

— CanLit for Little Canadians

“A celebration of imagination and the limitlessness of life.” —Kirkus Reviews, 02/03/18

— Kirkus Reviews

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