SNAIL IN THE WOODS by Joanne Ryder

SNAIL IN THE WOODS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

How a common white-lipped snail hatches, moves (on its secreted path), sees (with eyes it can move up and down its feelers), gets food, ""rests"" (in winter and when lack of rain threatens to dry it up), grows a new feeler (when one is injured), mates (no details here), survives a flood, and lays 30 eggs. Ryder's brief narrative also takes account of the many other animals that prey on snails and their eggs, and an introductory note puts this particular mesodon thyroidus in a context of air-breathing and underwater snails. Unobjectionable but lackluster, with pictures to match.

Pub Date: Oct. 24th, 1980
Publisher: Harper & Row