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The Snail and the Whale Magnet Book

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Explore the deep sea and the wide world in The Snail and the Whale Magnet Book ! Contains over eighty Snail and the Whale magnets, a special mini edition of the bestselling story, plus play scenes and fun activities, including Mixed-up Beasts, Match the Shadows and a Snail and the Whale quiz. With a neat clasp and sturdy carry handle, you can take the fun with you wherever you go! A perfect gift from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler the creators of the nation's favourite bedtime story, The Gruffalo !

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28th August '18
I read it to summerkerchey aged 7 aged 7 & to milliekerchey aged 5 aged 5
The Snail and the Whale Magnet Book 9780230757387
5 stars
Being huge snail and the whale fans in our house, this was a fantastic addition to our collection . My children loved recreating the pictures from the story using the magnets, and also maki g up their own story and new pictures with the characters.
15th September '15
I read it to MicahW aged 6 aged 6 & to AvaW aged 2 aged 2
The Snail and the Whale Magnet Book 9780230757387
5 stars
This book is a new favourite in our household. We have the snail and the whale book, so the children love this one, as they know the story. This is a magnet book version of the snail and the whale story, with lots of fun activities to keep the children entertained. It comes with a special mini edition of the snail and the whale and over 80 magnets. On each page there is a different fun game or activity to do using the magnets, such as using the magnets to fill the harbour and match the magnets to their shadows. My 2year old and 6year old both enjoy the book, so great for different ages. Love that it comes in a little case with a clasp and has a handle so the children can carry it. You can also get the Gruffalo magnet book.
6th February '16
Train boy read it themselves aged 4 aged 4
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3 stars
We are fans of The Snail and the Whale, and this magnet addition is a nice interactive adaptation on this classic.
My son who is 4, enjoys playing with the magnets and creating his own little story scenarios on each page. (He particularly likes crashing the boats, digger and car magnets off the side of the harbour and into the sea...boys...)
It does have some great interactive activities in the book, like matching the animals with their shadows or a quiz about the story - but my son hasn't really picked up on these yet.
A downside of the book is that more than anything, the magnets tend to get scattered around the house rather than put in the book. Also, the activities are very limited - there isn't really a great deal extra in this book. The placing of the magnets in the story itself doesn't really engage my son for more than 5 to 10 minutes...and then it's like 'hunt for the magnets through the house'.
I wouldn't necessarily purchase another magnet book, but my son has enjoyed some time with this book.
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