Escargot and the Search for Spring (Board book)

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Escargot and the Search for Spring (Board book)

By Dashka Slater, Sydney Hanson (Illustrator)


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A cute French snail sets off on a springtime adventure with an adorable bunny in this board book edition of the laugh-out-loud fourth picture book in the bestselling Escargot series—the perfect gift for Easter or all year round.

Bonjour! After a long winter spent indoors, Escargot can’t wait to look outside for the first signs of Spring. Will he find a new friend in the fluffy white bunny he meets along the way?

From New York Times–bestselling author Dashka Slater and former Pixar animator Sydney Hanson, Escargot and the Search for Spring is an irresistibly sweet and charming story about unlikely friendship, changing seasons, and springtime fun. This hilarious and interactive addition to the award-winning Escargot series is the ideal read aloud for babies and toddlers, story time, and animal lovers.

Don’t miss Escargot’s other funny and heartwarming adventures for kids ages 4-6 in:
Escargot (also available as a board book for babies and toddlers up to 3 years old)
A Book for Escargot
Love, Escargot (also available as a board book for babies and toddlers up to 3 years old)

Award-winning journalist Dashka Slater has written for such publications as The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, Salon, and Mother Jones. Her New York Times-bestselling young-adult true crime narrative, The 57 Bus, has received numerous accolades, including the Stonewall Book Award, the California Book Award, and a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor. It was a YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award Finalist and an LA Times Book Award Finalist, in addition to receiving four starred reviews and being named to more than 20 separate lists of the year’s best books, including ones compiled by The Washington Post, the New York Public Library, and School Library Journal. In 2021, The 57 Bus was named to TIME magazine’s list of the 100 Best Young Adult Books of All Time. The author of fifteen books of fiction and nonfiction for children and adults, Dashka teaches in Hamline University’s MFA in Creative Writing for Children and Young Adults program. She lives and writes in Oakland, California.

Sydney Hanson was raised in Minnesota alongside numerous pets and brothers. In addition to her traditional illustrations, Sydney is an experienced 2D and 3D production artist and has worked for several animation shops, including Nickelodeon and Disney Interactive. In her spare time she enjoys traveling and spending time outside with her adopted brother, a Labrador retriever named Cash. She is the illustrator of the Unicorn Princesses series and the picture book, Next to You. Sydney lives in Los Angeles.

Product Details ISBN: 9780374392017
ISBN-10: 0374392013
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Publication Date: January 14th, 2025
Pages: 34
Language: English
Series: Escargot

“Escargot tires of winter and searches for signs of spring . . . Hanson’s gentle watercolors bring to life a charming verdant landscape. Equal parts insecure and boastful, Escargot embodies the roller coaster of emotions that many youngsters feel on any given day. Not to fear: Flowers are finally found and friendships are formed, but the steady, slimy path of chatty dialogue is, as usual, magnifique.” —Kirkus Reviews

Praise for the Escargot Series:

"Escargot’s voice is parfait." —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, starred review, on Escargot

"Say bonjour to your new favorite animal, the garden snail! . . . Give this charming read-aloud a little extra joie de vivre by reading it in your best French accent." —Booklist on Escargot

"Escargot is a treat!" —Booklist on A Book for Escargot

"A fun interactive book that will have readers practicing their own over-the-top French accent." —School Library Journal on A Book for Escargot

"It’s easy to be won over by this mighty mollusk." —Kirkus Reviews on Love, Escargot

"It was love at first sight for this magnifique book." —New York Journal of Books on Love, Escargot