Worm Loves Worm by J.J. Austrian and Mike Curato
Two worms love each other and want to get married. But their friends want to know—who will wear the dress? And who will wear the tux? The answer is: it doesn’t matter. Because Worm loves Worm. The Cricket says, “But that isn’t how it’s always been done.” And the answer is still: it doesn’t matter. Because Worm loves Worm. This picture book celebrates that “all you need is love”.
It’s all about the love today. Here are several art activities ideas using the word LOVE. Share the love by sending your child’s art to someone they love or hanging it in a front window for neighbors to enjoy.
Fingerpaint LOVE sign
More activities about love and same sex marriage can be found on our Donovan’s Big Day page
Free downloadable coloring sheet of Worm Loves Worm from Harper Collins Publishing.
If your child asks any questions about weddings or marriage, please be sure to use inclusive language during your discussion. For example, “when two people (or worms in this case!) are in love, they may choose to get married.”
Why Worms? Earthworms are hermaphrodites; that is, they have both male and female sexual organs. So in many cases in this book, it would be unclear how each earthworm would “do it how it’s always been done”. They have the opportunity to do it however they want!