Don’t worry, this post is not a recipe for Fried Worms! It’s our next Make and Takes Storytime. How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell was a delightfully tasty chapter book to read with my 5 year old. Actually it was gross, but he loved it.
Billy has made a bet with his friends that he can eat 15 worms in 15 days. He gets $50 from his buddy if he succeeds. His friend doesn’t want to give up the money, so he keeps tricking him out of eating the worms. Billy’s mom even calls the doctor to make sure eating worms won’t poison him, then she gets in on the fun too. How does an Ice Cream Worm Sundae sound?
To celebrate our book, we watched the movie version of How to Eat Fried Worms that came out 2 years ago. Like almost all movies made from books, it was completely different. Still grossly fun to watch, but not really the same. We also ate some yummy gummy worms for a snack during the movie. For even more wormy goodness, check out this Teacher’s Worm Unit about the book.
If you’re not too skweemish, give this slimy book a try!