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'It looks like we have a winner in the children’s book world!' - Alan Bean, Apollo 12 moonwalker and artist.

'Sumptuous illustrations.' - Daniel Postgate, Writer and creator of the Clangers.

'An enchanting, witty and mesmerizingly illustrated modern fable, with a humble but intrepid hero whose epic journey weaves together a tale of emotional and ecological awareness.' - Caroline Lucas, Green Party MP.

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'Always great to have more wormy books about the tireless workers beneath our feet, who are the forgotten heroes of our planet!' - Emma Sherlock, BSc Hons Worm boffin and President of the Earthworm Society of Britain.

'Little worm is a wonderful educator, a mirror whose travels tell us many stories - stories about ourselves. He is subtle, inquisitive but determined. Like Dr Seuss, this is a story for all ages.' - Costa Georgiadis, presenter of ABC's Gardening Australia.

Little Worm is the humble but intrepid hero of our tale. Feeling downtrodden and without self-confidence, he embarks on an epic quest to ask each of the animals he meets - what is it that makes them feel special..?

On this wild roller coaster ride through a mesmerizing variety of beautifully painted habitats, he meets the biggest (a blue whale), the fastest (a falcon), and finally, the most intelligent (a human). But it’s only when he returns home that the heartwarming and uplifting truth finally dawns on him…

About the Authors:

Eva Schlunke grew up off-grid in the Australian bush. She is a gifted painter, illustrator, activist and prop builder.

Polyp is a political cartoonist and activist. A New Internationalist magazine regular, he has several books and graphic novels to his name.

Both live and work in Manchester, UK.

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Explore the interactive Little Worm website for worm-related games, photos of Little Worm out and about and much, much more:

Dimensions: 210 mm x 210 mm
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 978-1-78026-261-1
Publication date: February 2016
Page extent: 32
Publisher: New Internationalist

Date added: September 2, 2015

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