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Poor little worm meets some remarkable animals, all with a claim to fame: the toughest (gorilla), fastest (falcon), longest tongue (chameleon), and most intelligent (human), among many others. He returns home feeling weak and inadequate until he realises that making compost is one of the most important things in the world. Lavishly illustrated and with some intriguing detail, this is a funny, thoughtful tale with an environmental message and plenty of talking points about diversity and self-esteem.
Paul Fitzgerald is radical political cartoonist and activist known as Polyp. His work regularly appears inNew Internationalist magazine and he has published several books. Eva Schlunkegrew up off-grid in the Australian bush. She is a painter, illustrator, and prop builder. Both live and work in Manchester, United Kingdom.