YA: The Story of a Snail Who Discovered the Importance of Being Slow by Luis Sepúlveda

Review published on June 19, 2017.

About ten years ago my children and I watched the cartoon The Story of a Seagull and the Cat Who Taught Her to Fly by Luis Sepulveda. The story and animation were so beautiful that when this book came up for review I was really very interesting in reading this latest tale about a small brave Snail who discovered the importance of being oh so slow.

Its a very sweet story with a moral tale about the way we perceive our environment and our hidden strengths and also how the opinions and views of others shape our world.

It was a relaxing short read that forces the reader to also slow down in the fast moving world that we live in.

My ten-year-old daughter read it and enjoyed it, although it was probably to young for her, its the kind of book that would appeal to a new reader or parents of young children to read to them at bedtime.

It was a very visual book which is great for younger children and the characters in the book are all strong and engaging and not always in a good way.

I would recommend this book for young children, its unique and forces the reader to be more thoughtful about themselves and their world and to challenge conventional and stereotypical thinking.

Karen Carissimi 4/4

The Story of a Snail Who Discovered the Importance of Being Slow by Luis Sepúlveda
Alma Books 9781846884139 pbk Mar 2017

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