Snail Boy by Leslie McGuirk

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In the colorful, quirky world of Leslie McGuirk, a pony-sized talking snail convinces the perfect boy to be his owner, and the pair builds a friendship strengthened by the differences between them.

When you’re a Gigantic Exotic Gastropod in full bloom, life can be pretty challenging. After all, there are plenty of Snail Catchers out there, not to
mention circuses and zookeepers eager to put you on display. But finding just the right owner can be tricky, despite your obvious assets: no fur that needs brushing, an impressive vocabulary, and being big enough to ride on - very slowly, of course. Is there anyone in this fast-paced world who might consider Snail to be the coolest pet around?

About Leslie McGuirk

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Leslie McGuirk says that as she was putting the final touches on SNAIL BOY, a number of local snails descended on her house and then disappeared, apparently satisfied with the book’s outcome. An internationally recognized artist and the founder of McGuirk’s Quirks Design Studio, Leslie McGuirk is the author-illustrator of the Pip the Penguin series.
Published January 1, 2003 by Walker Books Ltd. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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