Sugar and Snails

Story by Sarah Tsiang
Illustrations by Sonja Wimmer
Annick Press
Ages 4–7

When a boy and girl ask their grandfather what they are made of, he responds with a classic nursery rhyme. The children feel the descriptions don’t quite fit, so the grandfather comes up with numerous quirky alternatives to appease them. Putting a modern spin on the classic nursery rhyme, Sarah Tsiang imaginatively reworks “What Are Little Boys Made Of?”, combating the gender stereotypes that are so pervasive in our society. Accompanied by whimsical imagery that illustrate the grandfather’s musings, this book will show young readers how truly limitless they are.

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