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In the book "Snippet the Early Riser," a young snail tries to wake up his dad, mom and sister, who are sleeping underneath a leaf.

YOUNG READING: Book tells story of snail who just wants to wake up his family

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Snippet draws on sidewalks, chews leaves and plays soccer. In other words, he's a typical snail. However, he doesn't quite fit in with the rest of his family.


"Snippet the Early Riser," by Bethanie Deeney Murguia, is the story of an early-bird snail who becomes impatient with his snoozing dad, mom and sister.

As he puts it, "How did i end up with a family of slugs?"

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