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Snail Mail

Snail Mail

Nothing Says Love Like an Old-Fashioned Letter


A long, long time ago, before email and texting, the mail was delivered in a much slower way-it was called Snail Mail (because some thought it was delivered by a snail). Although it took much longer, everyone agreed that letters were a little more special when they were delivered by Snail Mail. They might be handwritten. They might include a drawing. They might even contain a surprise inside! One such letter was sent by a Girl to the Boy she loved, and it was up to four special snails to deliver her card across the country. The snails trek across the country-through desert heat and dangerous blizzards, across mountains and plains, through cities and forests-and along the way, they find that taking time to slow down and look around makes the journey all the more beautiful.

Snail Mail‘s playful and educational story encourages kids to have slow living, and to approach life with determination and wonder. Julia Patton’s rich illustrations showcase America’s diverse terrain and national monuments from coast to coast. Kids and parents alike will delight in this celebration of America’s beauty and the power of a simple handwritten letter.
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Genre: Children's Books / Juvenile Fiction / Travel

On Sale: May 1st 2018

Price: $9.99 / $12.99 (CDN)

Page Count: 32

ISBN-13: 9780762462520

Praise

"Patton's layered images evoke the pleasures of paper."—The New York Times
"The art shows irresistible snails with eyeballs on stalks protruding above their clothed soft parts, shells exposed to the weather. Engaging watercolors offer varied landscapes and postcardlike views of famous landmarks. The absurdity of the premise-and repeated promise-is humorously upheld throughout."—-Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"This delightfully silly interpretation of snail mail will also appeal to adults wishing for the slower pace and handmade charm of pen and paper correspondence."—School Library Journal
"[An] appropriately leisurely paced tale about the pleasures of taking one's time."—-Shelf Awareness
"[C]hildren will be delighted by the colorful illustrations throughout the storybook-especially the humorous renderings of four tried and true, hard-working snails."—New York Journal of Books
"A charming story of love, determination, adventure and the rewards of three, this fun and comical book is a genuine delight."—Books to Borrow . . . Books to Buy