How to Party Like a Snail
by Naseem Hrab
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Pub Date 13 Sep 2022 | Archive Date Not set
Owlkids Books, Owlkids
An introverted snail throws his own kind of party to celebrate all things quiet
Snail is a party animal. Well...kind of. He loves the quiet things about parties: confetti, making new friends (using his indoor voice, of course), and the silence before everyone yells, “SURPRISE!” But when parties get loud, Snail retreats into his shell. He’s still partying, but no one can tell he’s having a good time while he’s tucked inside. His friends don’t understand why he doesn’t love loud parties like they do, and soon Snail’s party invites begin to dry up.
In response, Snail decides to plan his own quiet party, complete with warm milk and lullaby lip-syncing. But something is missing—does Snail long for the “loud” after all? That’s when Stump, a fellow introvert, chimes in with an idea. Maybe Snail isn’t missing the “loud”…maybe he’s just missing a friend to share the quiet. Together, Stump and Snail turn the lullabies down low and celebrate “the shush” together.
With comics-style storytelling and lovable characters, this hilarious tale makes quiet so fun that even the most extroverted readers will want to SHHHelebrate!
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Am I....Snail? I felt a deep connection to Snail while reading this book! What an adorable story about Snail, a party loving snail who loves parties that are of the quiet variety. He finds that he's different from his friends because they thrive and jive when it's loud but Snail prefers to party in his heart and with the music down low. Snail decides to throw his own epic quiet party and is having a great time until he feels like something is missing. What is he missing?!
Sometimes you just need to find the right friend to thrive and jive with you in the way that comforts your heart! This friendship story between Snail and Stump is heartwarming and teaches young readers that not all people party in the same way and that's okay! What a great lesson on accepting different personalities as they are. I would love to incorporate this book into the beginning of the year as my young students are getting to learn more about one another and themselves!
Thank you NetGalley and OwlKids Books for the advanced copy. All opinions are my own.
Snail and stump are the literary version of myself. There is nothing to dislike with this book. The puns, the ideal way to party and bright colors. Most importantly it depicts a scene where not everyone likes loud boisterous parties or even just playing and that's more then okay. Snail and stump are my types of woodland creatures but my brother would rather have loud music with the rest for the forrest gang
As the parent of a child with sensory processing disorder, this book is PERFECT!
My son doesn't like loud and/or busy places. He gets very anxious at parties that are noisy with a lot of people. This is a great way to show children with sensory processing disorder, or kids that just like quiet settings. that they are not alone. That there are other people in the world - just like them!
This is a great story for folks that like it loud AND people that like it quiet. This tale shares a different perspective for everyone to enjoy and a way to learn that we don't all need to be the same. The adorable and fun illustrations help you to fall even deeper in love with snail (though I must say I do have a soft spot in my heart for stump too!).
What an unforgettable story... it makes me want to Shhellebrate (quietly)!
Grateful to have received a digital copy of this book from NetGalley & Owlkids Books, Owlkids
This book is adorable! Snail likes to party- quietly. Snail accepts themselves as a quiet, introverted little creature that they are.
Sometimes others don’t understand Snail’s love for quiet. But it’s ok.
I think this is a great book for introverted kids! Thanks Netgalley for this advanced copy.
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