The Worm Family by Tony Johnston
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The Worm family loves being wormy. They're skinny--they're squiggly--they're very long--and they sing loud worm songs. They're nothing like their glossy, bossy, buggy neighbors. And the neighbors don't like that one bit. What are the Worms to do? Jump back into their skinny car and hope to find nicer neighbors somewhere else? Or stay put--and show the world the Glory of Worm?

In a tale both warm and quirky, a family of merry, down-to-earth worms proves that being different is truly grand. They may not fit in, but they carry on, doing things they love with the family they love--and finally find some fuzzy-wuzzy neighbors who like them just as they are. Oh joy! They're Worms!
 

About Tony Johnston

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TONY JOHNSTON is the author of numerous award-winning books for children. She lives in San Marino, California.STACY INNERST is an acclaimed children's book illustrator and editorial artist. He lives in Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania.
 
Published October 1, 2004 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Rejoice in who everyone else is!”—then develops it in lively prose, laced with rhymes and partial rhymes, by following an extended family of worms whose efforts to find a home are stymied by violent receptions from a succession of non-worm neighbors.

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Even though they sing a confident refrain ("We are Worms and we are proud!/ We are long and we are loud !"), they soon find it hard to keep their chins up: " 'We don't have chins,' said Blanche./ 'Never mind,' said Mother, 'pretend.' " The Worms' chestnut-brown skin and dark hair, predilection ...

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