NZ Writer and Illustrator
Scott Tulloch I am not a Worm! Scholastic 2014 $19.99pb 32pp
ISBN 978 1 7754 3251 7
Themes: Caterpillars/ Chameleons/ Conversations/ Funny Stories
A dialogue between a chameleon and a small, skinny, worm-like creature that is determined he is NOT a worm which may be a mistake on his part when you see what happens to him on the very last page. The conversation is a familiar one of the yes you did/ no I didn’t /did/ didn’t variety instantly recognisable to anyone who has anything to do with small children and very acutely observed. Children of course, may see something quite different in this story but adults and children will look at the ending and wonder if it is sad or funny. It all depends I guess on the POV. You could be forgiven for looking at the jacket and wondering if this is a Dr Seuss look-alike but open the book and it becomes apparent this is very definitely a uniquely Scott Tulloch production. Google his name for many other titles.
Preschool up/ Age 3 up