The Worm and the Sea

Jenni Erkintalo

Original Title
Mato ja meri
Published
Etana Editions, 2019
Genre
Picture books
Pages
48
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The Worm and the Sea

Jenni Erkintalo

An irresistible longing has taken over the earthworm. It sits on a beach cliff and contemplates the sea and new adventures. Suddenly, a bottle floats next to it, and the earthworm notices a message inside it: Help! You who read this, hurry to the Big Sea to help us – Yellow Fish.

Worm does not hesitate. It begins its travels on a rubber boat, then a dinghy, and continues with a motor boat. Blindness hits the earthworm and it keeps on just wanting bigger boats. The earthworm forgets why it started the journey in the first place. But once it meets the Yellow Fish, it remembers and makes an unexpected move to save a large school of fish.

Jenni Erkintalo’s picture book takes a stand on consumption and the state of the environment. It is a heartwarming story of an unexpected friendship between an earthworm and a fish.

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