Worm Loves Worm by J. J. Austrian

Worm Loves Worm

Written by J. J. Austrian
Illustrated by Mike Curato


Worm Loves Worm by J. J. Austrian

When a worm meets a special worm and they fall in love, you know what happens next: They get married! But their friends want to know-who will wear the dress? And who will wear the tux? The answer is: It doesn't matter. Because worm loves worm. Perfect for fans of And Tango Makes Three and The Sissy Duckling, this irresistible picture book is a celebration of love in all its splendid forms from debut author J. J. Austrian and the acclaimed author-illustrator of Little Elliot, Big City, Mike Curato. You are cordially invited to celebrate the wedding of a worm...and a worm.


Austrian and Curato turn the simple wedding of two worms into a three-ring circus that slyly turns the whole controversy over same-sex versus heterosexual marriage on its head...As in life, love conquers all. -- Kirkus Reviews (starred review) How do you explain a revolution to a young audience? This book is a terrific start. -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) With its cute critters, sweet story, and messages of equality, this is a first purchase that celebrates the fact that love always wins. -- School Library Journal A witty and playful story...Adults looking for some assistance in explaining marriage equality will find this a concise and useful too. -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

About the Author

J. J. Austrian is a graduate of Hamline University's masters of fine arts program in creative writing for children and young adults. He lives in Minnesota with his family. Mike Curato is also the creator of the popular Little Elliot series. He and his husband, Dan, were married in a very wormy wedding. They live in New York City.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 4 to 8 years


J. J. Austrian
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Balzer and Bray an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers Inc

Publication date

25th January 2016



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