Today, I am shining the spotlight on Slug in Love. I couldn’t wait to read this with the girls because it is the co-creation of two of our absolutely favourite picture book creators. This snappy rhyming story is written by Rachel Bright (author of The Squirrels Who Squabbled) and illustrated by Nadia Shireen (author/illustrator of The Bumblebear).
Slug in Love is so much fun to read. The concise sentences roll off the tongue with effortless rhymes that make it easy for children to guess what’s coming next. Until you reach the twist in the tale, that is… Doug the slug needs a hug.
But who wants to hug a slug called Doug? Maybe Gail the snail?
Nadia bold illustrations have given each character so much personality and you find yourself rooting for the little slug to find love! Surely Doug the slug can find love with Gail the snail – it can’t fail!
Or can it? Rachel and Nadia have created a wonderful picture book full of humour that reminds us all that love cannot be forced and it so often turns up in the most unlikely of places, when we least expect it.
We absolutely adore the twist ending. Slug in Love is a joy to read as a family, children will be able to pick up rhymes and soon read the story for themselves – great for babies, toddlers and emerging readers!
Published by Simon & Schuster, 21 January 2021
I am very grateful to the publisher for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book. This voluntary review contains my honest opinion.