George and his sister Lotta have found a new slug friend named Speedy. They can't wait to introduce him to the family, but Speedy has other plans. He escapes! The whole family helps to bring their lost critter home. But is George and Lotta's jar really his home, or does Speedy belong outside with his fellow slugs?
"...an enjoyable 'read-aloud' for young children'."
"Conveying several salutary messages to budding nature-lovers, this cozy import from down under opens with simple instructions for preparing a suitable jar for holding a small wild creature to exhibit and then release".
"Anthropomorphic animals collecting minibeasts is a fun idea, and everyone in the family of dogs is interesting and humorous...Debut author/illustrator Nici Gregory’s short, engaging sentences are well-suited to the target reader age of 2 to 6 years, and her illustrations, which are reminiscent of Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter series, are also amusing and accessible."
"Animal lovers will have a field day with this fun story that also offers a seek-and-find element."
"This charming picture book offers the opportunity for a search-and-find adventure for the youngest readers. It’s such fun to look for him on almost every spread. The cartoon like illustrations are large, as is the typeface, making it work nicely for story time."
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