Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Picture Books


Spring 2014 Picture Books
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
Author: Julia Donaldson
Illustrator: Axel Scheffler
Publisher: Scholastic
ISBN: 9780545591768
Hardcover Price: $16.99

In this colorful new charmer in verse from writer Julia Donaldson and artist Axel Scheffler--the creative team responsible for the delightful "Room on the Broom"--kind, generous and protective Superworm is always on the spot to help his insect and amphibious pals out of a jam. But when the heroic earthworm is captured by scheming Wizard Lizard and forced to dig for treasure, it's his friends' turn to come to the rescue. ("Action! Quickly! At the double!/Superworm's in frightful trouble!") Once again, Donaldson's deft rhyming text and Scheffler's bright, whimsical illustrations are a winning combination.

Lynne Heffley   ©2014 Parents' Choice
A freelance writer and editor for the arts and non-profit organizations, Lynne is a former staff writer for the Los Angeles Times, where she established the paper's first weekly children's arts and entertainment beat.

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