The Snail and the Whale

The Snail and the Whale

By (author) Julia Donaldson , Illustrated by Axel Scheffler


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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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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 242 x 272 x 4mm | 199.58g
  • 03 Sep 2004
  • Pan MacMillan
  • London
  • English
  • Illustrated
  • Reprints
  • 32 colour illustrations
  • 033398224X
  • 9780333982242
  • 117

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Axel Scheffler has achieved worldwide acclaim for his illustrations, and his books have been translated into over 27 languages. He has a wicked eye for character and his humorous drawings are the perfect complement to Julia's witty, vibrant verse.Julia Donaldson (Children's Laureate 2011-2013) is a household name. Her wonderful stories are part of every contemporary family's life, through her bestselling books and brilliant live shows. She writes award-winning fiction, poetry, plays and songs as well as the picture books for which she is best known, including ROOM ON THE BROOM, WHAT THE LADYBIRD HEARD, THE PAPER DOLLS - and THE GRUFFALO. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between Edinburgh and West Sussex.

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My 3 1/2 yr old loves the story and so do her parents! Highly recommendshow more
by Andrew Pisano

The Snail and the Whale

Great book my boys and I enjoy together and the snail is so cute, another good one from this dynamic more
by Jodie