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The Snail and the Whale


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"How I long to sail!" said the tiny snail. The Snail and the Whale is a delightful tale of adventure and friendship by the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo . One little snail longs to see the world and hitches a lift on the tail of an enormous 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's big plan that saves the day. This edition features the classic story with a stunning, redesigned cover and beautiful finish, making it a must-have addition to the bookshelves of all Donaldson and Scheffler fans - big and small! Also available with redesigned covers are: The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.

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17th June '18
I read it to aiwilford aged 6 aged 6 & to mrwilford aged 4 aged 4
The Snail and the Whale 9781509812523
5 stars
I have always loved reading this book to my kids. It's about a snail who travels the world on a whale. The pictures are wonderful and I love showing and explaining the pictures to my little ones. 
11th December '17
I read it to SophiaW aged 4 months aged 0
The Snail and the Whale 9781509812523
5 stars
Another absolutely wonderful book from our favourite author, Julia Donaldson. We love the rhymes and the tale of the snail who travels the world! It is exciting and fun to read and as always, wonderful illustrations can be found on each page.
26th January '19
I read it to EvaMariana aged 2 aged 2
The Snail and the Whale 9781509812523
5 stars
Beautiful book with beautiful illustrations telling the story of a snail and whale duo travelling the world. This has the usual rhythmic storytelling of Julia Donaldson and the classic artistry of Axel Scheffler, but the descriptions of the world they travel on the sea are the real draw. They're really beautiful and I love reading this at bedtime as I find the decriptions of the sea and the skies really soothing and pretty, the rhythm of the story really helps little one drift off to sleep too.
24th January '18
Leia read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
The Snail and the Whale 9781509812523
5 stars
Both my two love anything written by Julia Donaldson and this book is no exception. The story is about a snail who longs for adventure and wants to see the world. A whale hears his plea and takes the snail around the world. It's a lovely story. The illustrations by Axel Sceffler are wonderful. Lots to capture their attention.
23rd February '19
I read it to OA aged 4 aged 4
The Snail and the Whale 9781509812523
5 stars
A Donaldson/Scheffler that had somehow passed us by until now...I have no idea’s wonderful!

The language in the rhyme is delightful, the illustrations are my favourite of all Axel’s work I have seen..

A wonderful trip around the world with snail & whale, showing different animals, landscapes, habitats...then humans...almost ruin everything...
29th December '18
I read it to williamfootball aged 8 aged 8 & to sophierainbow aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
This book is a firm favourite in our house...we love the story of the friendship of the snail and the whale, as well as the amazing illustrations. The story is well written with rhyming words, and has a great moral that we love taping to the children about.
3rd February '19
I read it to EvieNoo aged 8 aged 8 & to Fifi* aged 4 aged 4
The Snail and the Whale 9781509812523
5 stars
Stunning work from Julia Donaldson, as usual.

This was the first time we've read this book and we loved it.

Beautifully illustrated and easy to read in its sing songy way. 
2nd October '17
I read it to RJ61 aged 6 aged 6 & to NJ61 aged 3 aged 3
The Snail and the Whale 9781509812523
5 stars
This is personally my most favourite Julia Donaldson book. The text is lovely and with all her books its flows so well. The pictures are beautiful and totally keep my 3 year old engaged. I love how this book is about exploring the world and travel - I wish I could travel on a whales tail
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