The Snail and the Whale

Who needs a cruise ship? See our beautiful world and its wonders from a whale’s tail. If you’re a little explorer at heart, this lovely book will be very special to you. It’s like an adventure travel brochure in the form of a Julia Donaldson rhyming story. Travel from icebergs (hello, penguins!) to volcanoes. And from coral reefs (hello, sharks!) to deep dark caves. Marvel at our precious planet – and find out how a tiny snail saves the day.

“Bold and brilliant.” The Times

“A joy to read aloud.” Guardian

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  • This is about a whale who gets stranded on the beach and the little snail is the one who saves the day.

    9 March 2014

  • loved it

    this is a nice book with a good story, I like that its not a cute animal that its a snail its something different and it works well

    7 March 2014

  • loved it

    This is an unforgetable story of a snail who saved a whale! I recommend this book for young readers aged 2-6

    6 March 2013

  • This book is about a little snake who saves the big whale.

    4 March 2013

  • This book is good but not as good as the squash and a sqeeze and a Grufalo books. I prefer to read them but this is ok.

    3 March 2011

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  • Julia donaldson t 160

    Julia Donaldson

    Julia Donaldson is one of the UK’s best loved authors, known for brilliant picture books like The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and Stick Man. She was also the Children’s Laureate 2011-2013.

    Awards

    Julia has won many major book prizes, including the Smarties and Blue Peter Awards for The Gruffalo, the Blue Peter and Sheffield Children’s Book Prizes for Room on the Broom, the British Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year for The Gruffalo’s Child and the Red House Award for Super Worm. Julia was also the Children’s Laureate 2011-2013.

  • Axel scheffler t 163

    Axel Scheffler

    Axel is the illustrator of The Gruffalo and many other favourite picture books.

    Awards

    Axel has won many of the major book prizes, including the Smarties and Bluue Peter Awards for The Gruffalo, the Blue Peter and Sheffield Children’s Book Prizes for Room on the Broom, the British Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year for The Gruffalo’s Child and the Red House Award for Super Worm.

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