Thursday, March 5, 2009

So Far, So Goo...Seymour's First Review on Booklist

Yay! Seymour is slowly sliming his way to a bookstore near you...

In the meantime, here's an early review of The Amazing Trail of Seymour Snail by (yours truly) Lynn E. Hazen & illustrated by the wildly talented Doug Cushman.

From BOOKLIST (March 1, 2009 issue)
May 2009. 64 p. Holt, hardcover, $16.95. (9780805086980).

"Seymour Snail hopes to be a great artist someday, but he feels shy about showing his work. He is thrilled to get a job in an art gallery, but he is bullied by his new boss, Mr. Stink Bug. At last, though, Seymour’s slimy glitter art is recognized by Mr. Stink Bug's client, Lady CocoLaRoche, and the snail becomes a star. Some of the humor in this early chapter book, illustrated with lively cartoon drawings, may be more for adults who know the pretension of the “creative” world and the meaning of escargot. But young grade-schoolers will enjoy all the talk about slime and goo, as well as the puns about a friendly spider, who is working on something big––the World Wide Web. Children will also cheer for the small creature, who oozes along at a snail’s pace but triumphs in the end."--Hazel Rochman

If you'd like to pre-order Seymour, please click here to order on Amazon. Otherwise, Seymour should be at your local bookstore or library on May 12th. Please ask your school and public library to order it.

If you'd like to purchase a signed copy of Seymour, ooze on over to Cover to Cover Booksellers in San Francisco. Just give them a call at 415-282-8080 (and tell them Seymour sent you).

Imaginary Readers, if you are a creative or teacher-talented-type of person, I seek your assistance. I'm looking for art and nature projects related to snails to post (or link to) on my website and blog. If you know of any good snail-themed projects or come across any links to such, please let me know. Thanks!

Forecast: More happy slime & gooey good projects!

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