One day, Aaron and Ryan decide to adopt a pair of worms. They have a wonderful afternoon playing with their worms--named Pinky and Worm, by the way--but soon realize that what these little guys really want to do is race. The boys do everything they can to help: encouraging them, nurturing them, and making maps and sleep-stations to plant en route. Somehow things don't seem to move along terribly fast, and the boys actually lose track of their small squirmy buddies!
Gary Barwin, composer, teacher and writer of innovative fiction and poetry for adults, is the author of this kooky and whimsical book, his debut in children's stories.
Kitty Macaulay was born in Ottawa and grew up in the country. She spent much of her twenties in art school, traveling across the country with her musician husband, visiting foreign lands and raising their daughter, Jenny. Kitty completed her art education at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto. She paints whimsical expressions and abstract art designs on canvas and onto animals carved from wood. She has also tried her hand at developing greeting cards. Her illustrations have appeared in Cricket and Spider magazines.