The Snail and the Whale

The Snail and the Whale

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By (author) Julia Donaldson, Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

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  • Publisher: MACMILLAN CHILDREN'S BOOKS
  • Format: Board book | 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 164mm x 186mm x 22mm | 400g
  • Publication date: 1 December 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0330517341
  • ISBN 13: 9780330517348
  • Edition: Illustrated
  • Edition statement: Illustrated edition
  • Illustrations note: chiefly col. Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 836

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Carries EU Toy Safety Directive 'CE' logo. 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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Julia Donaldson is one of the UK's most successful picture book authors, whose titles regularly appear at the top of the bestseller lists -- most notably the acknowledged modern classic and Smarties Gold Award winner THE GRUFFALO (0 333 71093 2), together with ROOM ON THE BROOM (0 333 90338 2) and THE SMARTEST GIANT IN TOWN (0 333 96144 7), all illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Julia is also much in demand for her brilliant events for children at schools, libraries and literary festivals. Axel Scheffler has achieved worldwide acclaim for his illustrations, and his books have been translated into over 27 languages. His has a wicked eye for character and his humorous drawings are the perfect complement to Julia's witty, vibrant verse.

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By Diana Boswarva 15 Oct 2013 5

A wonderful story of friendship and adventure. My 26 month old daughter loves the rhyme, rhythm and illustrations of this gorgeous book.

I recommend that this book is purchased in board book format for little hands.

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Carries EU Toy Safety Directive 'CE' logo.