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How to Party Like a Snail

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Introverts rejoice, this children's book is for you.  I loved this book about snail's subdued joy and different ways of celebrating.  It reminds the reader that not everyone needs to literally jump with joy or scream to communicate excitement.  This will hopefully connect with children who are on the shyer side and help them feel seen.
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This is a great book! My library purchased it and I loved reading through the physical copy after the e-book.
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I really didn't know what to expect with this book, but I love it's theme of accepting yourself and others as they are. Snail doesn't like loud parties, he likes quiet, and small groups, and reading. Some other friends don't like that, so they stop inviting snail to parties. Snail learns to accept the way he is and even finds a friend who likes the same thing. A great purchase.
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I love this book! This is a wonderful book that shows being a bit of an introvert is ok, too. Snail likes the quiet things about parties like the confetti or the moment when everyone is hiding before yelling, "surprise." His friends try to convince him that loud is more fun than quiet. At one point, though Snail is perceived to not enjoy parties and isn't invited to them anymore. I empathized with Snail. I completely understand the need to be in a quiet space and also wanting to be invited to a party. In the end, he throws his own party (that again, I would personally love). However, still something feels like it's missing. 

I love Snail. Please invite me to the next party.
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"How to Party Like a Snail" features Snail who doesn't like to go to parties as they are noisy and there's lots of people. He starts to be left out from parties but then fears he is missing out on something. Recommended for ages 4-9
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This was an adorable children's book. I loved the illustrations with it's bright colors. The story was sweet and I enjoyed the concept of finding balance in what you enjoy in life and the importance of finding friends who understand and love you. I definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a book to read to their littles.
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All introverts rejoice! This book is a great way to introduce to students the idea that not everyone is the same, not everyone likes loud noise. We need to make sure we learn to communicate our wants and how we feel. Such a great way to introduce to children!
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This is a good one to show how everyone is different and that we need to accept our differences. It show that we can all still get a long if we make compromises and taker each-others feelings into consideration.
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Thank you to Owlkids and NetGalley for providing this review copy. All opinions are my own. This is an adorable story about a snail who doesn't like loud parties but eventually learns how to throw a party that's perfect for him. As an introvert who struggled with loud noises growing up, I could easily relate to Snail and Stump and found the dialogue silly and engaging. This book is perfect for teaching empathy to a full class of children, as I'm sure there are at least a few "Snails" in every classroom. It also offers plenty of opportunities for extension activities and conversations about introversion vs. extroversion and seeing others' viewpoints. The illustrations really pop, making this a perfect story time selection as well. I would recommend this to elementary teachers and school/public librarians everywhere, as it makes a fantastic addition to any social emotional learning curriculum.
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Such a fun picture book exploring listening to what your body needs and respecting that. Snail doesn't enjoy celebrating the same way his friends do, but when he's solo that doesn't seem quite right either. Great opportunity to discuss honoring yourself in the everyday.
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How to Party Like a Snail 
by Naseem Hrab 
Pub Date: September 13, 2022 
Owlkids 
Thanks to the author, publisher, and NetGalley for the ARC of this book. I could really relate to Snail! 
With comics-style storytelling and lovable characters, this hilarious tale makes quiet so fun that even the most extroverted readers will want to SHHHelebrate!
This is a fantastic, quiet, book!! 

5 stars
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This was a cute title! It's definitely for all the introverts out there who like to "party" in the comfort of their own home. I think children will laugh at the corny, yet cute jokes.
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This book is so cute!  Snail loves to party, but prefers his parties to be quiet.  How can someone love to party but also love the quiet?

As the parent of a child with sensory issues, I loved the representation that came with Snail.  I related to Snail myself, personally - I much prefer those quiet parties than loud, raucous ones!  

The illustrations are beautiful and this was just a charming picture book all around.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for an advanced copy!
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I am convinced I am a snail . This is such a great children's book showing that it is perfectly okay if you are not the same as others. Brings light to the fact that some people are introverts and others are extroverts great way to teach your littles it’s okay whoever you are. The illustrations are great , pictures easily identifiable to point out  characters and items to a toddler. Really enjoyed this book hope to find a physical copy for my toddlers library. I received a free e book copy for exchange of an honest review.
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A sweet book about those who prefer the quiet to loud parties. The book does a lovely job of showing that everyone is different not wrong, and that you don't need to change to find what makes you feel happy even if it isn't what everyone else says. The illustrations are beautiful and a perfect compliment to the story.
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Thanks to Netgalley and Owlkids Books for a free digital copy.

A charming little book about Snail and his preference for quiet parties. I like that he learns to embrace what he likes no matter what anyone else says.
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Oh my goodness, what an absolutely lovely take on a party! I am an incredibly huge fan of How to Party Like a Snail on so many levels. Personally, this is a book I can really connect with in general, but I also know it’s something that one of my nieces would absolutely appreciate. 

And on that note, it’s really important, I think, for young kids who are shy to see themselves in the character of snail and others to recognize that they might have snails in their own lives also. It would be my greatest hope that this book brings about a better understanding of those who appreciate the quiet parties and allow for others to join in as well.
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Okay, if you’re not sold on this title, then you’re wrong. Not only are these illustrations absolutely adorable, but the partying snail is pretty relatable. Snail prefers the quite things about parties, like confetti, using his indoor voice to make new friends, and the like, and is a little out of his comfort zone when the music starts bumping and things get loud (who can relate?). The noise makes the snail sink back and hide into his shell. Unfortunately, snail’s shyness and introverted nature keep him from being invited to a lot of parties. However, after letting himself feel down and out for a while, snail has the brilliant idea to throw his own party. This one is precious, and shows us all that it’s okay to like what we like, and to have our own preferences, even though we may be in the minority. That being said, a party isn’t a party without the friends we love, as this one does a beautiful job of illustrating.
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Snail likes parties and he likes his friends...he just likes them best when they're not quite so loud.   While Snail is perfectly cordial, positive, and self-accepting about his appreciation for quiet, some of the other animals just don't get it and, unfortunately, start to exclude Snail.    This makes Snail sad and he begins to doubt himself, but a friend helps him come to a better understanding of the situation.

I absolutely adored how Snail managed to own his preferences while still focusing on the good of situations instead of complaining or putting down others' ideas of fun.   Unfortunately, he wasn't paid the same courtesy by his other "friends" and I was disappointed that this wasn't acknowledged or resolved in the story.  I'm glad he found a kindred spirit and his own fun, but would have loved to have seen the other animals accepting him as he his or meeting him halfway, as he'd been willing to do for them.   That felt like a missed opportunity.   That said, this is still an amusing and charming book and a great way to start a conversation with kids about accepting others, and one's self, just as they are.

Many thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review!
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This was adorable! We follow Snail as he goes to a few parties. But Snail isn't really a fan of loud noises. So Snail decides to throw his own quiet party with his friend Stump. They do all the fun things, listen to quiet songs, wear comfy pajamas, and get in blanket burritos. Overall this was a fantastic, cute book and I would highly recommend it!
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