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The sound of a wild snail eating

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Bailey, Elisabeth Tova.
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5

An unexpectedly lovely book about an unlikely subject!  It is an intimate account of an invalid's interest in a snail that a friend brings in with some potted violets.  I haven't given too much thought to snails but I will never look at them the same way after reading this book.  An excellent reminder of the brilliance of nature and to bloom where we are planted.


Angela Caretta (Staff) (Hespeler Library)
02/02/15
5
An absolutely delightful read! Bailey is bed ridden with an unknown illness that leaves her with little to do. That is until a friend pots a violet from her garden with a snail plopped on the dirt. The snail eventually begins to wander (eating holes in her stationary; necessitating a large terrarium) and creates in Bailey a fascination with snails that eventually results in this short book. The book is well written, endlessly interesting, and worth taking the time to savor even though you could easily finish this book in an afternoon.
Phil (Staff) (Queen's Square Library)
02/02/15