Product Description Did you know snails build roads like engineers and go undercover in camouflage like spies? Did you know they can be smaller than a seed or bigger than a grown-up’s hand? Kevin McCloskey mixes snail science, art, and hilarity for the newest book in his Giggle and Learn series, praised by The New York Times as “a winning combination of facts and gross-out fun.” Review "Savvy educators will appreciate the book's versatility: It would be the star of an intimate gross-book-themed storytime...or may be used as the inspiration for a pre-K lesson plan on anything from wildlife and nature to gardening to body fluids. Overall, a fun read and a smart selection for any elementary nature shelf." - Kirkus Reviews From the Author Snails are Just My Speed is the fourth book in my Giggle and Learn series for TOON books. These books are hardcover easy readers in comic book format. They deal with natural history at a child's level. The subjects are underappreciated little creatures like worms, pigeons, goldfish, and now - snails. I do a lot of school visits. Children like it that I share not only what is is marvelous, but also what is gross about these critters. In the case of snails, this means a deep dive into mucus. Sometimes my books are shelved in the nonfiction section of the library. That's fine, but I prefer to think of them as informational books rather than nonfiction. When a worm or snail says something in my books I want it to be accurate, even if snails and worms don't really talk. About the Author Kevin McCloskey is a professor at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. He was born in Rahway, N.J. He studied illustration at The School of Visual Arts in New York City.