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How to Party Like a Snail by Naseem Hrab

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Snail is a party animal. Well… kind of. He loves the quiet things about parties: confetti, making new friends (using his indoor voice, of course). But when parties get loud, Snail retreats into his shell. He’s still partying, but no one can tell he’s having a good time while he’s tucked inside. His friends don’t understand why he doesn’t love loud parties like they do, and soon Snail’s party invites begin to dry up.

In response, Snail decides to plan his own quiet party, complete with warm milk and lullaby lip-syncing. But something is missing – does Snail long for the “loud after all? That’s when Stump, a fellow introvert, chimes in with an idea. Snail isn’t missing “loud” – maybe he’s just missing a friend to share the quiet. Together, Stump and Snail turn the lullabies down low and celebrate “the shush” together.