Children’s Picture Book Written and Illustrated by Marie Boyd
Kids will learn both science facts and social skills, when they read the beautifully illustrated Just a Worm picture book.
Marie Boyd is both the author and illustrator of this delightful book.
She created each of the scenes using quilled paper, which gives them a three dimensional look.
The story is cute, just for entertainment purposes.
However, there is much for children to learn as they read the tale and look at the pretty pictures.
Kids will learn about a garden habitat, the creatures who live there and their importance in the ecosystem.
They will also learn that each of us is unique and our skills should be appreciated as we work together.
As an added bonus, kids can learn how to quill.
Just A Worm
Pub Date March 14, 2023
After being called “just a worm” by two children, Worm embarks on a journey around the garden to prove them wrong.
Debut author-illustrator Marie Boyd seamlessly incorporates concepts of nature, natural selection, habitats, and interdependence in this STEAM picture book illustrated with a cut-paper technique called quilling.
This book is a terrific choice for budding scientists and fans of Kate Messner’s Up in the Garden and Down in the Dirt.
Worm isn’t “just a worm,” no matter what anyone says.
Worm is special!
Worm sets out across the garden to prove it, interviewing one garden inhabitant after another.
Butterfly seems to have all kinds of important qualities—as do Snail, Dragonfly, Ladybug, and Spider.
But what can Worm do?
What makes Worm special?
Maybe Worm is just a worm after all . . . and what’s so bad about that!
This STEAM-themed picture book explores the many wonderful and unique ways in which Worm and friends contribute to the garden and work together to make it grow.
Just a Worm celebrates everyone’s differences and highlights the importance of interdependence—how it’s necessary for a stable, collaborative, and healthy environment.
Using the ancient craft of quilling, Marie Boyd meticulously created each illustration out of strips of colored paper that she shaped, layered, and glued to produce a lush three-dimensional garden.
Author & Illustrator
4 – 8 years old
Preschool – 3rd Grade
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