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    The Snail and the Whale (Hardback) By (author) Julia Donaldson, Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

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    DescriptionOne 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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    Title
    The Snail and the Whale
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Julia Donaldson, Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 32
    Width: 250 mm
    Height: 280 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 448 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780333982235
    ISBN 10: 0333982231
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: EY
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y1.3
    BIC E4L: ANI
    DC21: 823.914
    BIC subject category V2: YBC, YFP
    BIC children’s book marketing category: A3M79
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: B-128, B-129
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12100
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: JUV029000
    Thema V1.0: YFP, YBC
    Edition
    Illustrated
    Edition statement
    Illustrated edition
    Illustrations note
    32 colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Pan MacMillan
    Imprint name
    MACMILLAN CHILDREN'S BOOKS
    Publication date
    05 September 2003
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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).
    Review text
    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)