Worm Loves Worm
Written by J.J Austrian
Illustrated by Mike Curato
As with many love stories, this one leads to marriage. Since they are worms and their gender is unclear, all their friends want to know is, who will wear the wedding dress? In the end they each wear parts of each other’s outfits, and teach everyone that relationships are about love, not what you wear.
This beautifully illustrated story will have readers wanted to turn the page for more. It looks at challenging topics like gender identity, gender stereotypes, and same- sex marriage in an accessible and sensitive way for young readers. Worm Loves Worm is a celebration of love.
Note: This review first appeared in the April, 2016 issue of the Christian Educators Journal (www.cejonline.com). It is republished here with permission of the CEJ.