Worm Loves Worm

Worm Loves Worm

Book - 2016 | First edition.
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Two worms in love decide to get married, and with help from Cricket, Beetle, Spider, and the Bees they have everything they need and more, but which one will be the bride and which the groom?
Publisher: New York : Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780062386335
Branch Call Number: AUSTR
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Curato, Mike - Illustrator


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Worm and worm love each other and want to be married, but not everything will be done "the way it has always been done".

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Apr 06, 2020

This book is absolutely delightful!

Feb 02, 2020

I read this for the "Book With Romance" part of my 2020 reading challenge. It was an adorable story of two worms getting married and all the hoops their friends kept making them jump through. Cute artwork and good message.

This book was cute. Who knew worms could love each other. This is more of a girl book.

Apr 22, 2019

This is one of the best picture books I've seen when it comes to introducing the concept of gender neutrality. Worm and Worm delightfully buck traditional wedding and gender expectations with the simple statement of, "Then we'll just change how it's done." This book is a wonderful message of diversity, acceptance, and staying true to yourself.

This book shares the story of Worm and Worm getting married, because Worm loves Worm. It is a simple story that conveys a healthy message about acceptance and celebrating love to young readers. It also has delightful art that compliments the text very well.

Apr 27, 2017

A great book about diversity and love.

forbesrachel Jan 14, 2017

Worm Loves Worm is an extraordinary book, not just because it is well-written, the character illustrations perfectly support the text, and the message that love is what matters is reinforced. It is also exemplary because of how well it represents and explains to a young audience the idea of non-binary genders and/or sexual orientation (it depends on individual interpretation), and what a marriage (something steeped in traditions which reinforce the male-female dynamic) might look like. The text is fairly straightforward, being done in the simple question and answer format as more individuals arrive for the wedding with their own ideas of what must be done. All Worm and Worm want is to be married, but it becomes more complicated and the wedding gets delayed because they just don't fit the mould of "tradition". Happily, they find their own way; they don't have fingers, so they wear the rings around their necks; they also decide that they are each both bride and groom. The line that sticks most with us though is when minister Cricket says "Wait!...That isn't how it's always been done.", and the worms simply state, "Then we'll just change how it's done." At a time such as this, this is an incredibly meaningful message, and it is one that all children, and all adults, should hear! Another great touch is that the worms never state what gender they identify as or their sexual orientation, so readers can apply the label that they wish. Brilliant, encouraging, and charming!

Michael Colford Dec 02, 2016

What a delightfully cute book about diversity and acceptance. Two worms decide to get married, but need to decide who will be the bride and who will be the groom. So sweet.

Jul 05, 2016

Really liked this book and its underlying message. My daughter age 4 loved it too.

LibrarianDest Jun 22, 2016

The perfect book to celebrate diversity and acceptance. Love it!

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