Sally and Dave: A Slug Story
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|Format:||Paperback, 32 pages|
|Published In: ||Australia, 25 July 2007|
Sally is a sleek, slim and simply stunning slug ...and she knows it. She can't resist reminding her neighbour, Dave, that he's just a common fat slug who spends his time sleeping sideways in his own slime. But when Sally's life is at stake, will Dave step in and save the day? A terrific tongue-twister of a tale written and illustrated by Felice Arena. Felice Arena is the creator of many best-selling books, including the Specky Magee series. This is his first picture book.
PreS-Gr 3-A story about two very different slugs. Sally is a superstar Type A personality. "She's sensational at sports. She's sleek, slim and simply stunning." Dave, on the other hand, is "just a common fat slug." While Sally overachieves in one alliterative activity after another, Dave prefers more passive enjoyments such as sleeping and sunbathing. Unsurprisingly, Sally looks down on him and admonishes him to get off his "slimy slug bottom and do something special." Her comments leave him in a sulk, but he soon proves his worth by cleverly saving her from the beak of a deadly sparrow. This Australian import is just quirky enough to establish its message of tolerance and appreciation of differences without drawing too much attention to the moral. Arena's digitally produced illustrations have a simple charm and a subtle sense of humor that will have readers smiling at the first glimpse of Sally's cupid's bow lips and Dave's hovering sunglasses. This book will appeal to a wide audience of young listeners, new readers, language-arts teachers, parents, counselors, and fans of oddball tales.-Jayne Damron, Farmington Community Library, MI Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.