Sort out fact and fiction about snails
Why do we think some animals are cute and other animals are gross?
Read Escargot by Pashka Slater and pictures by Sydney Hanson.
About Mollusks: A Guide for Children by Cathryn Sill and illustrated by John Sill
Next Time You See A Seashell by Emily Morgan
We also included an easy snail craft after the story time
There are almost 100,000 species of mollusks around the world, and many tens of thousands more undiscovered. Most mollusk species only live in the ocean, but some live in freshwater or on land.
All over the world, snails and slugs are a source of protein in the diets of many people. They're even considered a delicacy in some places. For example, in France, escargot is a specialty dish made of a certain type of land snail.
There are other ways that snails are important to people. Biomimicry is an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature's time-tested patterns and strategies.
Sealant inspired by slug slime could plug holes in the heart