While adults tend to view snails as garden pests, preschoolers are fascinated by them! Here are 6 snail stories for preschoolers to enjoy! These stories might just give you a whole new outlook on snails and you may think they are pretty great after all.
6 Awesome Snail Stories:
1. Snail Crossing by Corey R. Tabor–
This book is hilarious!!! And it is so darn cute. We love the snail’s determination and positive attitude. The message of helping others and working toward your goals makes this book a winner. We just keep rereading this one and we laugh every single time –seriously, it is a family favorite! My son even insisted that we buy copies for 2 of his cousins.
2. Snail and Worm by Tina Kugler–
Get ready to laugh with Snail and Worm! These two best friends will crack you up as they explore the world around them. Each book contains three short stories filled with jokes, hilarious misunderstandings, and friendship. You can’t help but fall in love with these two.
3. The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson–
In this rhyming book, snail yearns to explore, but is hindered by its size. When a whale offers to help snail take a journey, it is a dream come true. But whale gets stuck and it is up to the small snail to help its new friend. It goes to show that no matter who small you are, you can still help others.
4. The Story of Fish and Snail by Deborah Freedman–
Friends Fish and Snail enjoy reading books! Fish, the braver of the two, travels into new books and then returns to retell Snail the fantastical story! One day, Fish is excited to have Snail come with on a book adventure, but Snail is too scared to go. They end up arguing and Fish goes off alone. Snail misses its friend and decides to bravely go into another book in search of Fish! Reunited, these best friends have an awesome adventure as adorable kitty-pirates!
5. Escargot by Dashka Slater —
Escargot is a cute little French snail who just happens to be a picky eater. While he loves lettuce, there is no one you will get him to try a carrot. Preschoolers will enjoy this interactive book and will have fun trying to get Escargot to try a carrot!
6. Norman the Slug with the Silly Shell by Sue Hendra–
This is a funny story about a slug, named Norman, who wants to be a snail so he can join in the snails’ fun. Norman puts all sorts of silly things on his back in attempt to have a shell of his own. Preschoolers will giggle at the funny things that Norman tries to use as his shell! Norman settles on a donut and, after strapping it his back, goes to play with the snails. Suddenly a hungry bird comes swooping down and grabs Norman’s donut. Up in the air goes Norman! Norman uses his slug slime powers and makes so much slime that he slips free, landing safely back home.
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Paper Plate Snail: this snail is so cute and fun to make too! Draw a spiral around the plate and let your little one paint the snail’s paper plate shell.