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Some Smug Slug Hardcover – 27 Mar 1996

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  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (27 Mar. 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060247894
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060247898
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 0.8 x 22.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,071,024 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover

"Stop!"
screamed a sparrow.

"Save him!"
shrieked a spider.


"Silly,"
sighed a swallowtail.


Smirking and self-important, the slug keeps slithering his way up a highly suspect slope. Will the slug stop? Are the sparrow, the spider, and the swallowtail simply trying to sabotage the slug's progress? Why is everyone screaming at the slug?

Pamela Duncan Edwards and Henry Cole have created another alliterative tale that will have children snorting out loud at the surprise ending for this very smug slug.

About the Author

Pamela Duncan Edwards is the author of numerous popular picture books, including Livingstone Mouse; Roar! A Noisy Counting Book; Some Smug Slug; The Worrywarts; Clara Caterpillar; Wake-Up Kisses; Rosie's Roses; The Leprechaun's Gold; and Gigi and Lulu's Gigantic Fight, all illustrated by Henry Cole; as well as Dear Tooth Fairy, illustrated by Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick; McGillycuddy Could!, illustrated by Sue Porter; and The Neat Line, illustrated by Diana Cain Bluthenthal. She lives in Virginia.



Henry Cole is the illustrator of many beloved books for children, including his own Jack's Garden, On Meadowview Street, and A Nest for Celeste. Brambleheart was inspired by the heap of discarded treasures in the woods behind his childhood farm. You can visit Henry online at www.henrycole.net.

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Smirking & self-important, a slug slithers its way up a highly suspect slope. Will the slug stop? Are the sparrow, the spider & the swallowtail simply trying to sabotage the slug's progress? Why is everyone screaming at the slug?
Well, I live in Slugland &; I know why I scream at slugs as they eat my lettuce & lupines, so I had to pick up this book & find out what Pamela Duncan Edwards & Henry Cole had in store for me!
This is a story of pride coming before a fall & most of all an almost tongue-twisting tale of slithering, slimey suspense.
Wonderful stuff to get your esses in shape! ...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great alliteration, but.... 7 Nov. 2009
By Ulyyf - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
First, let me state that contrary to what you may have read elsewhere, this book has a very happy ending. What ending could be happier than the cycle of life, a frog getting a good meal? Such a succulent slug! Slugs? Eat up your garden. Frogs? Eat up your slugs. I can tell you which critter *I* prefer!

The alliteration is great, and a wonderful way to introduce your kid TO alliteration. And the artwork is well down. However, because every sentence had to be packed with as many s- words as possible, some of the statements are a bit... non sequitur-ish. I don't think, for example, that "silly" is the best word to describe the slug's ascent, although one of the other animals seems to think so.

Still, all told, it's a very good book with a funny twist ending.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Mentor Text 14 Aug. 2014
By danleyt - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I have this book in my school library, but loved it so much that I bought my own copy for my classroom. Great mentor text for alliteration and prediction. My students also love trying to find the "s" on each page! Very entertaining.
5.0 out of 5 stars not sweet & cute 25 Jun. 2015
By KWH - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Library Binding Verified Purchase
A standout among picture books because it's different -- clever & smart-alecky, not sweet & cute. More sophisticated vocabulary (starting with "S"), interesting art.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Son (3-4) speech 24 Mar. 2013
By Cindy Smith - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
My son had an issue with the "s" sound and since I used this book along with others it has helped. I'm not saying it would work on all kids but it helped him. Forcing him to use the letter "s" the correct way.
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars 31 Aug. 2015
By Kristi L. Trevillian - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Good service but book was way to simple for the purpose of a teaching tool.
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