TOON Newsletter/Social Media ""We Dig Worms"" Photo Contest around Earth Day (April 22). Limited Edition Signed Bookplates by the Author. May submit for select author appearances.
Kevin McCloskey teaches illustration at Kutztown University in Pennsylvania. He is married to a librarian who asked him to please create a fun yet educational book about worms for the children at her library.
2016 Eisner Nominee Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards Nominated Title 2017-2018 School Library Journal Best Books of 2015 A 2016 Texas 2x2 Reading List Selection "Beginning readers who tunnel through this upbeat first introduction will 'dig' them too." Kirkus Reviews "McCloskey comes not to bury worms (they can handle that themselves) but to praise them in a guide to annelids that manages to be reverent in its irreverence." Publishers Weekly (starred review) "This paean to the worm is a winning combination of facts and gross-out fun." New York Times "An excellent primer for worm enthusiasts and an excellent easy reader for graphic-novel fans." Booklist "My daughter (budding naturalist that she is) loved the detailed 'map of the worm' and was audibly astonished at several of the facts." Jamie Greene for Geek Dad "An adorable and interesting picture book for ages 4-8 that turns the worm "eww" factor into a sense of awe and respect for the hard-working cold-blooded creatures." Wink Books