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Cronin, Doreen.
New York : Joanna Cotler Books, 2003.
IL K-3, RL 3.4
ISBN 0060001518
(3 booktalks)
Booktalk #1

Do any of you keep a diary?  You know, where you write down how your day went or what you think about things?  Well, worm decides to keep one.  And he's sharing it with us!  What do you think will be in it?  What do you think he does all day?

Booktalk #2

Have you ever wondered what worms do all day?  If so, then this book is for you—and even if you’ve never thought about worms much, you will after reading this delightful book.  The main character (a worm, of course), keeps a diary of his daily experiences, including school and home activities.  Although his activities are not much different from most of ours, some adjustments have to be made to accommodate his “wormness”.  You and your students will giggle, laugh, and be inspired by Diary of a Worm.  (Becky Bridges, South Carolina Book Awards, 2006)

Booktalk #3

Imagine that you are a worm who goes to school and keeps a diary. If you read this book, you will discover that there are good things and bad things about being a worm. If you hate taking a bath, and going to the dentist then it's good to be a worm. If you hate being small and worry about being stepped on, then that’s one of the bad things about being a worm. If you really want a good laugh, then this is the book for you!  (Jean B. Bellavance for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2005-2006)

SUBJECTS:     Worms -- Fiction.
                        Diaries -- Fiction.


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