Giggly Wiggly Worms is written for very young children (age 3 and up). It has simple rhyming phrases and five finger puppets. It tells the story of five worms living in a compost bed. They are an amazing collection of worms living rather exciting lives and sporting a rainbow of bright colors, so it isn’t exactly compost realism.
I picked this book up at a second-hand store. It was well used, with a binding that had seen better days, but the rest of the book was (and still is) in very good condition, so I thought ‘what the heck.’ It was something different and puppets are always fun.
As it turns out, this book has been regularly and repeatedly requested over the handful of years that I have owned it, which is why I am awarding this month’s Giggle Book Award to the five little composting worms in Giggly Wiggly Worms.
“Purple worm slimes on moldy cheese. Purple worm yells out yip-yippees! He wriggles and giggles, and tickles your knees.”
–Giggly Wiggly Worms by Neecy Twinem