I Can Only Draw Worms: review

Author and Illustrator: Will Mabbitt

Genre: Children’s picture

Publisher: Puffin

Publication date: 26 January 2017 

Print length: 32 pages

Available from: Amazon


i can only draw wormsThis book is about worms. I can only draw worms.

You might think worms are boring – but you’d be wrong. These worms have INCREDIBLE adventures!

I can’t draw those bits, though, so you’ll have to imagine them.

A hilarious and superbly silly book that will have children in stitches and begging for more.


With a blurb like that, how could I resist?

I read this book with my children, George (eight) and Matilda (three). George laughed aloud twice and declared it a funny book. Tilly enjoyed counting the worms, though most of the humour went right over her head.

We decided afterwards that this isn’t really a picture book for little kids – it’s a Great-British-eccentricity-at-its-best book for all kids and grown-ups for whom being silly isn’t silly but essential to life.

Best of all, though, this is a book to inspire any budding illustrator (even one who ‘can’t draw’), because after reading George and Tilly took to the drawing board and discovered they too could draw worms. Matilda (and her mum) were very impressed with her effort:

My rating:

Disclaimer: I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

4 Responses

    1. It’s a good family read. Mainly it made me smile because I realised after spending a lifetime telling people ‘I can’t draw’, in fact I can: but I can only draw worms. 🙂