The straight story of Slug
Snail's road runs straight, dead straight.
No flower or bush he avoids.
But the sun burns and the road is long.
'Release yourself more,' thinks Centipede.
'Break out of yourself,' says Ant.
But how do you do that, Snail wonders.
And will it hurt?
The straight story of Slug tells a compelling tale about straight and not-so-straight. About holding on and holding steady. Breaking in and breaking out.
The slimy trail left by Slug on each page has been printed using a spot varnish. This leaves a tactile glossy trail for children to discover when held to the light and traceable with their fingers on every page, starting from the cover all the way through to the end of the book.
In the story, to mirror the emotional transformation of Slug, there is also a visual evolution where in the dark black and white illustrations there is a gradual introduction of colours, first in the shape of some colourful encounters, and later on in the world around Slug himself as he sees the world in a new light. The book ends with a bright full colour finale.