Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson
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Snail and the Whale
By Julia Donaldson

The Snail and the Whale

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Format: Hardback

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Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson

Book Awards

  • Winner of Blue Peter Book Award (Best Illustrated Book to Read Aloud) 2005.

Book Description

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333982235
ISBN-10: 0333982231
Format: Hardback
(250mm x 280mm x 8mm)
Pages: 32
Imprint: Macmillan Children's Books
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Publish Date: 5-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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US Kirkus Review » Like an ocean-going "Lion and the Mouse," a humpback whale and a snail "with an itchy foot" help each other out in this cheery travelogue. Responding to a plaintive "Ride wanted around the world," scrawled in slime on a coastal rock, whale picks up snail, then sails off to visit waters tropical and polar, stormy and serene before inadvertently beaching himself. Off hustles the snail, to spur a nearby community to action with another slimy message: "SAVE THE WHALE." Donaldson's rhyme, though not cumulative, sounds like "The house that Jack built"-"This is the tide coming into the bay, / And these are the villagers shouting, 'HOORAY!' / As the whale and the snail travel safely away. . . ." Looking in turn hopeful, delighted, anxious, awed, and determined, Scheffler's snail, though tiny next to her gargantuan companion, steals the show in each picturesque seascape-and upon returning home, provides so enticing an account of her adventures that her fellow mollusks all climb on board the whale's tail for a repeat voyage. Young readers will clamor to ride along. (Picture book. 6-8) (Kirkus Reviews)

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Author Biography - Julia Donaldson

Axel Scheffler has achieved worldwide acclaim for his illustrations, and his books have been illustrated into over twenty languages. He has enjoyed particular success in his picture book collaborations with Julia Donaldson, but is also the best-selling illustrator of the novelty books THE BEDTIME BEAR (0 333 63788 7), THE CHRISTMAS BEAR (0 333 73550 1) and THE TICKLE BOOK (0 333 78151 5).

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