Snail the Carpenter


Children - Picture Book
20 Pages
Reviewed on 05/09/2015
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Reviewed by Vernita Naylor for Readers' Favorite

Snail the Carpenter (Short Version With Author’s Drawings) by Ognjen Livada is a children’s story about a grandfather who loved to tell stories. One of his favorites was about a snail, who was the smallest and most fascinating carpenter in the world. The snail had a dream to become a carpenter and he had a special project that he wanted to tackle, an old tree stump. Despite his difficulties initially in becoming a carpenter, he decided to pursue his dream anyway by first using his skills on his own home. The other animals in the forest ridiculed him, but the snail would not give up. As the snail gradually began to accomplish his goals in perfecting his home, the other animals decided that it was not nice to be so mean to the snail and mock his dreams of being a carpenter. After the snail had mastered his skills and transformed his own home, he asked the stump’s permission to make it beautiful as well, and the snail did make the stump the most beautiful piece of wood in the forest.

Snail the Carpenter by Ognjen Livada is a great piece of work because it shows how living your dream - despite what others think - is paramount to your outcome in achieving it. The snail, in wanting to become a carpenter, did not let his inabilities hinder his desire; he worked and worked at his craft until he was able to perfect it. Snail the Carpenter by Ognjen Livada also provides some great information on the different types of snails, from those that live in the soil to water types; how they breathe and that Peter’s Ear and clams on a rock are not actually shells but snails. If you want to read a great children’s story about snails, and explore more about the world of snails, Snail the Carpenter by Ognjen Livada is a great choice.

Mrs Patrick

I loved the book and my daughter loved it as well she was able to learn a lot about snails and how they get the marks on their shells
Great work it’s defiantly a must read for kids.