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Ear Worm by Jo Knowles and illustrated by Galia Bernstein


ISBN-10: 1536207837

ISBN-13: 978-1536207835

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Ear Worm

Candlewick Press



From the publisher: 

“A musical treat for the ear and eye, this antic tale of a worm on a mission doubles as a cozy bedtime book.”


"Knowles’ picture-book debut, a merry cumulative tale, is sure to add pep to any storytime. The easy repetition invites listeners to join in. Bounding along with the spring of the text, Bernstein’s joyful and expressive woodland creatures, amid copious white space against uncluttered backgrounds, have a rhythm all their own. They twirl and thump in grand sweeping motions. A rollicking read with a gentle bedtime closing."Kirkus

"In her picture book debut, Knowles’s (Where the Heart Is) high-spirited, cumulative text bops while Bernstein’s (I Am a Cat) marvelously expressive, digitally rendered characters boogie against a minimally detailed background; the abundance of unabashed, openhearted energy may remind readers of their own grooves." Publishers Weekly 

"...a delightful new picture book chock full of inventive lyrics and colorful, fun wildlife illustrations… children will find themselves signing along with worm, owl, chipmunk, bunny, and fox as they each engage in their own ear worm tunes, one overlapping the other throughout. Lavishly illustrated, this title is sure to delight children and leave them with ear worms of their own"—School Library Journal

"This title may soon become a most-requested storytime favorite. Large, charming illustrations...depict an enthusiastically singing and dancing troupe. The typeface changes position, size, and font, adding energy to the happy tale."Booklist

"A delightful new picture book chock full of inventive lyrics and colorful, fun wildlife illustrations."School Library Connection

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