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The Legend of the Golden Snail {children’s book review}

Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover:
48 pages
Publisher:
Abrams Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10:
0810989654
ISBN-13:
978-0810989658

The Legend of the Golden Snail by Graeme Base will open the eyes of children and parents alike to a world filled with wonder, enchantment in a fun imaginative adventure.

In this story, you’ll meet a young boy around the age of possibly eight, named Wilbur. With Wilbur, we are taken on a fantastical tale over and across the high seas in search of the Golden Snail!

This book is filled with many challenges along the way on Wilbur’s search. He helps wilting butterflies, battles sea creatures, all the while following his heart and making friends along the way who later return his favor of kindness.

This book is beautifully illustrated, total eye candy. I could stare at the illustrations for hours and be magically whisked away into another world. This is a story that I have no doubt that will be a treasured bedtime favorite throughout my daughter and sons childhood.

I learned with any Graeme Base book, there’s more. You can look for the “snail ‘n’ crossbones” mark in each picture and then, thanks to the wonders of technology, head to graemebase.com to complete the challenge. Prove you know where all the snail ‘n’ crossbones are and you’ll see the Golden Snail come to life before your eyes.

What’s next for Base? He revealed that he is now working on a book set in Ancient Egypt! I look forward to adding more of his wonderful tales to my home library.

This book is available online in many places. You can also look for it at your local book store..

Watch the book trailer (with music composed by Graeme Base):

DISCLAIMER: My thoughts are mine  own opinion and have not been altered by anyone else. Thanks to Abrams Books I was given a review copy to share my thoughts about.


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Comments (1)

  • Janelle

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    I didn’t know that Graeme Base had a new book out. Thanks for the review. We’ve read Animalia and hope to view more books by this talented illustrator!

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