Crawling through the dirt, worms are hard at work, helping plants to grow. Worms help the fruit and vegetables we eat by loosening the soil and feeding the plants. Read and find out about these wiggling wonders!
About the Author
Wendy Pfeffer enjoyed early careers as a teacher and a nursery school director. She now devotes her time to writing and conducting workshops on creative writing for both adults and children. She is the author of the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science book Sounds All Around as well as The Gooney War and Popcorn Park Zoo. Ms. Pfeffer lives in Pennington, New Jersey.
Steve Jenkins has illustrated many children’s books, including What Do You Do with a Tail Like This?, a Caldecott Honor Book, and The Top of the World: Climbing Mount Everest, winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award. He has also illustrated Wiggling Worms at Work, Life in a Coral Reef, and Almost Gone in the Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Helps inform children as to what is underground, what it is that worms do, and how they are useful.
Worms are more useful than I imagined! When I think of icky crawly things, I always think they have no purpose- but really every living thing on earth has a purpose and is useful for something. Worms are incredible little creatures that can't see, hear, chew, or barely even think, but yet they can feel predators and hide very quickly into the soil. The worms burrow in the soil making tunnels for air and water to get to plants' roots. I would use this book not only for teaching about worms, but I'd use it when talking about plants, soil, and gardening. I would definitely do the little experiment that is recommenced at the back of the book too!