Elias Zapple's Book of Slugs

Children - Animals
74 Pages
Reviewed on 10/11/2015
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Author Biography

Elias Zapple was not born in 1922, as some would have you believe. His date of birth is not really relevant anyway. What is relevant is that he arose out of a tulip that was growing in some old granny's garden in Camberwell. How he got to be in a tulip is not really clear, nor is it clear how he got out of the tulip, and years later wrote the smash hit musical, 'Love, be a Stranger', which was an international flop. After that success, he went on to work as a 19th century Victorian chimney sweep, when he was inspired to write the acclaimed series of books entitled 'Duke & Michel'. It is believed the fumes from the chimneys did so much damage to Elias, that it was a miracle he ever ate a cupcake again. Later, he travelled back in time to the present, and went on a series of trips to many foreign and distant lands. During these travels, Elias met and listened to many interesting people, choosing to ignore all of them. He did, however, learn a couple of things: i) the earth is flat; and ii) you should never eat a banana when it's not ripe. Many questions are often asked by his adoring public. Are you human? How many chimpanzees can fit inside a fridge? What is that thing growing on the side of your head? To which Mr Zapple has always smiled, turned away and swum off into the sunset; having only once been bitten by an unfriendly shark. Elias Zapple continues to work towards the unification of Korea, and writing children's stories that parents will spend huge sums of money on. He wishes you all to know that every penny made from the books will go straight into his bank account, which he will then spend on a lavish, new tent. For more Zappleness and the latest news on all of Zapple's books, please visit www.eliaszapple.com

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Elias Zapple's Book of Slugs by Elias Zapple is an adorable book that has a lot of slug facts. Young readers can meet slugs named Steve, Selina, Gina, and Akira the Ninja Slug and many more. The author's love for slugs and his sense of humor, the slug recipes, and how entertaining the slugs can be take readers right into the amazing world of slugs. The book will help readers discover why slugs are magnificent creatures and the author's words will get readers fascinated by slugs.

I found the book funny and delightful and it will definitely put a smile on the faces of readers. They will start looking at slugs in a different way after reading this book. The illustrations complement the author's words beautifully and also connect well with readers. It's an excellent book for read aloud sessions in classrooms and school libraries. Parents and grandparents can also use it as a good bedtime storybook as it is helpful in making kids more imaginative and creative. Slug facts and the handy hints for cooking make the book refreshingly original.

The book gives extensive knowledge about slugs in a fun and entertaining way with its amusing illustrations. Slug Pie, Slug Juice and Slug Cereal will make readers want to try them out. I found the slug facts informative and the quiz towards the end of the book will help readers reflect on what they have read.