One of the coolest parts of being a new mom is finding out about children’s books. As a child I was an avid reader, and I knew I’d definitely enjoy sharing that love of reading with our child. However, there are many children’s books I’ve only learned about recently despite them being very popular for children. I had no idea who Richard Scarry as until I received a few of his books from Candy including “Best Lowly Worm Book Ever?” as a shower present.
I had no idea who Lowly Worm was before I picked up the book. Candy had written William a long personal message about how he was her favorite character from Scarry and how she couldn’t wait to read to William about him. I had hoped the book might talk a bit about why they called him Lowly. The back cover did not offer any thoughts on this, though it did mention the worm having a busy day, which definitely turned out to be true.
I was very excited to read this book to William as he would be hearing about a character of books that Matt had liked hearing read to him.
Whereas the back cover had had a simple and clean design, each page was packed with words and drawings starting from the very first page. This is just part of Lowly Worm’s morning as these are just things that happen while he is still in his home.
Continuing his busy day, he has many typical school activities to do as well.
I was surprised to see how many educational ideas are in these pages including this page full of ways to show good manners.
Additionally, numbers up to twenty are written about and demonstrated as numerals and in pictures. This was really cool as the books I’ve seen so far stopped at 10.
The book even tries to engage the child directly showing activities that Lowly Worm can do, while inquiring if the child can also do these as well.
There is even a chance to find Lowly Worm within four pages.
Lowly Worm is definitely there, but it may take the child and/or the adult a little time to find him.
The book of course ends with a night full of activities before bedtime.
As the parent, I found this book fun and informative but exhaustive to read in terms of style (where the words were on the page) and all the concepts. I had to finish reading it on my own time, as William was not interested in hearing it all. Candy also said he had no interest in the book. It’s clearly a book he may be ready for in the future, but is not interested in now.
Rating- four baby booties out of five