The Snail and the Whale

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Macmillan Children's Books, 2004 - Animal stories - 32 pages
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The thrilling tale of a tiny snail and a great big grey-blue humpback whale . . .One tiny snail longs to see the world and hitches a lift on the tail of a whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, past icebergs and volcanoes, sharks and penguins, and the little snail feels so small in the vastness of the world. But when disaster strikes and the whale is beached in a bay, it's the tiny snail who saves the day.The Snail and the Whale is a delightful tale of adventure and friendship by the award-winning team behind The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

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User Review  - sott3 - LibraryThing

In my opinion this is a great story filled with exciting adventure, friendship, and acts of kindness. I enjoyed the illustrations in this story because they enhanced the plot as the snail and the ... Read full review

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User Review  - estree1 - LibraryThing

I liked this book because of the illustrations and the underlying ideas of environmental consciousness. The illustrations in the book are beautiful and enhance the words of the story. The snail and ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of the world's best-loved picture books, and was the 2011-2013 UK Children's Laureate. Her books include Room on the Broom, What the Ladybird Heard and the modern classic The Gruffalo, which has sold over 13.5 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over sixty languages. Julia also writes fiction as well as poems, plays and songs and her brilliant live children's shows are always in demand. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between Sussex and Edinburgh. Axel Scheffler is a star illustrator whose instantly recognisable, warm and witty illustrations have achieved worldwide acclaim and numerous awards. In addition to his picture books, Axel is the illustrator of wonderful novelty and gift books for Macmillan, such as the bestselling The Bedtime Bear, The Tickle Book and Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes. He also illustrates the popular Pip and Posy series. Born in Hamburg, Axel now lives with his family in London.

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