Herman and Marguerite: An Earth Story

Jay O'Callahan, Author, Laura O'Callahan, Illustrator Peachtree Publishers $15.95 (32p) ISBN 978-1-56145-103-6
Professional storyteller O'Callahan's (Orange Cheeks) tale of a worm and a caterpillar who become friends and rejuvenate an abandoned orchard probably plays better in the spoken version. As a picture book, it's pleasant but a tad undisciplined-wordy, digressive and suffering from an excess of exclamation points. The moral (believe in yourself and success will follow) treads a well-worn path and is served up by-who else?-a wise grandfather, who counsels his insecure earthworm grandson thus: ""Everyone has a gift, Herman. And when we use our gifts everything hums."" The enjoyment quotient is boosted considerably by the first-time illustrator's cheery torn-paper collages. Punctuating the text with sunny bursts of color, they infuse these pages with an amiable brio. A brief appendix attractively presents facts about earthworms and a few environmental tips. Ages 4-8. (Apr.)
Reviewed on: 03/04/1996
Release date: 03/01/1996
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Paperback - 36 pages - 978-1-56145-283-5
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