Wiggling Worms at Work (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2) - Wendy Pfeffer
I really like this Read-and-Find-Out Science series. These books, aimed primarily at early elementary readers, present scientific information in a brief, easy to understand format with abundant, bright, appealing illustrations. I also really like that the series uses different illustrators and I was especially excited to see this title illustrated by the fabulous Steve Jenkins! His animal/nature picture books (Never Smile at a Monkey,
Actual Size, etc.) are among my very favorite non-fiction books for kids. That said, this book is about earthworms....not the most thrilling or glamorous of earth's creatures. Sure, they're super important ecologically speaking and we got a good giggle thinking about how they essentially build their doorways out of poo. But, honestly, an earthworm is a super simple, spineless creature with no eyes, no nose, no ears and a rear end that's barely discernible from it's face. It's hard to make that thrilling on a visual level, but Jenkins does his level best. Recommended for those specifically studying bugs, invertebrates or earthworms, but don't expect a thrill a minute read.