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  • Unknown Binding
  • ASIN: B001DO312Q
  • Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 4.2 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (144 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,972,794 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The pictures and story are very funny.
Suzanne Speelman
If you want a book that will make both you and the kids laugh out loud, this is it.
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I bought this book for my 6 year old great nephew for Christmas.
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81 of 83 people found the following review helpful By C. H. Poorman on March 5, 2004
Format: Hardcover
"Diary of a Worm" is a prime example of how the right combination of illustrator and author can make an amazing book!
As part of the Junior Girl Scout "Books Badge," I asked my 12-year-old Girl Scouts to read a review of "Diary of a Worm," then read the book and see if they agreed with the reviewer's opinion. Well, those 12-year-olds were soon cracking up at the idea of a worm diary, but they laughed even more at the directions in which the illustrator took the diary entries.
When the little boy worm writes, "July 4... When I grow up, I want to be a Secret Service agent..." my girls roared at the picture of two little worm agents in sunglasses and earpieces, wearing black suit jackets (no pants, of course). They laughed even harder as one girl pointed out, "Look! He drew the jacket with sleeves, but they've got no arms to put in them!"
How funny are these little details? Take a close look at: a dentist whose name tag reads "Dr. D. Kay"; macaroni necklaces consisting of one piece of macaroni that completely encircles the worm's neck; and the books that the worm is dragging home from school, with the titles "DIGGING - A History" or "Compost 101."
The funniest bits, however, are the illustrations on the book's endpapers! They are meant to look like the little worm's scrapbook, and have family photos with his captions written underneath. A picture of him with a baseball says "I found this really cool rock!" Another drawing is a corner of a $20 bill with the caption "Isn't this leaf awesome?"
My five year old son adores this book. AND so do I, AND so do all of my 12 year old Girl Scouts! No mean feat (or feet, either!) (sorry, couldn't resist a "feet" joke)
We all HIGHLY recommend this book. :-)
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41 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Portianay VINE VOICE on September 25, 2003
Format: Hardcover
The most entertaining, truly hilarious picture book I have picked up in a long time! This one crosses the line of humor, in that small children, to whom it is being read, will "get it," but the adults reading will be howling. I always enjoy a Cronin read, but she has surpassed herself this time. Favorite entry in the diary: his comments on his sister's enjoying her own reflection.
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 29, 2003
Format: Hardcover
My 3 1/2 year old son loves this book, and so do his parents! I bet my son will think twice next time he wants to step on a worm. I really recommend this book because it's really funny; some of the things I have to explain to my son, in a humorous way of course, but that's part of our bonding while book-reading. It's a great book.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By S. E. Stein on September 12, 2003
Format: Hardcover
This is an excellent book for both boys & girls. In a whimsical manner the reader/listeners are taken through a worm's world showing all from the trivial to the most important aspects of their lives. With his little red baseball cap, our subject says good morning to a line of ants one at a time taking him all day. He points out the dangers he faces and explains his most important jobs. What an excelent way to learn about such an unusual creature in our world. Good for story times for 5 & 6 year olds as well.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Snap Happy on March 30, 2007
Format: Hardcover
My 10 yr old son and I picked this up in the bookstore to consider it for my 3 yr old daughter. We read it together and i had tears running out of my eyes, I was laughing so hard. My son thought it was a riot and was cracking up as well. FUN BOOK! As much fun for parents to read as it is for the kids to hear it.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Bonita Brinamen on March 17, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin follows the day to day life of a little earthworm. We learn about his daily adventures, his family and friend, a spider. Some of the humor will be appreciated by adults. Another great book for parents and teachers to introduce to their children. When the spring and summer arrives, take you child out worm hunting! The author, Doreen Cronin, also has another book entitled Diary of a Spider. It's equally as enjoyable.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By S. Greazel on March 15, 2007
Format: Hardcover
My students (1st and 2nd graders) loved reading this book! They really enjoyed the pictures and the funny captions.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Zelda on November 20, 2004
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I bought this book when it first came out and have shared it with so many people who love it! This book is a hoot! A little worm keeps a journal, sharing daily life from a worm's perspective and it's very funny - such as "Dad was busy eating the newspaper" and worries about fishing season starting or trying to make it across a playground blacktop with kids jumping rope. I just love this book! The illustrations are wonderful, but the text is excellent. Just one of the best books I own! Kids love it, too, of course!
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