Over the years, many children’s books have been written in an attempt to rectify what so many view as problems with introverted kids. I have been so pleased with recent children’s books coming out that celebrate the qualities of introverts, and How to Party Like a Snail is no exception. In the book, snail is a party animal. It just so happens that the way snail parties is a little different. Snail enjoys the party and recognizes when he has reached his limit and needs to change things up. However, when the party invitations begin to dry up, Snail begins to question himself. At the end of the book, Stump, a fellow introvert, helps Snail realize that he can have quiet celebrations with others who enjoy similar things.
This would be a good book to read with both introverted and extroverted children. We can be inclusive with others and continue to invite them while recognizing that individuals have different needs and that honoring those needs is valid. The fun lines an lovely full colour illustrations will delight adults and children, alike.
Disclaimer: An advance copy was provided by the publisher.
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