2 Paperback Books: Diary of a Worm What's it really like to be a worm? Surprisingly, a worm is not that different from a child. He lives with his parents, plays with his friends, and even goes to school. But unlike human kids, he never has to take a bath, he gets to eat his homework, and because he doesn't have legs, he just can't do the hokey pokey-no matter how hard he tries. Oh, and his head looks a lot like his rear end! This imaginative bestseller is illustrated with hilarious pictures that include silly asides in cartoon balloons. Diary of a Spider In this hilarious sequel to the bestseller Diary of a Worm, readers get to meet Worm's friend, Spider. Like Worm, Spider has a lot in common with readers. He goes to gym class and has Grandparents Day at school. But he also spins sticky webs, scales walls, and takes wind-catching lessons. Kids will be charmed by the silly puns and jokes (Spider's favorite book is Charlotte's Web), and they'll love seeing the world from a very different perspective. To Spider, a toilet bowl is "a neat sculpture," and when he goes to a human playground with his sister, he reports, "We tried the seesaw. It didn't work." Spun into the story is a subtle message that it's good to try to understand others who are different. "I wish that people wouldn't judge all spiders based on the few spiders that bite," Spider writes in his diary. "I know if we took the time to get to know each other, we would get along just fine."