The Snail and the Whale

The Snail and the Whale

4.38 (8,221 ratings by Goodreads)
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4.38 (8,221 ratings by Goodreads)
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When a tiny snail meets a humpback whale, the two travel together to far-off lands. It's a dream come true for the snail, who has never left home before. But when the whale swims too close to shore, will the snail be able to save her new friend?
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 249 x 274 x 5mm | 159g
  • Puffin
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0142405809
  • 9780142405802
  • 138

Review quote

Along with providing a resonant environmental message, the story lightly demonstrates that friendships come in all shapes and sizes."--Publishers Weekly, starred review
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About Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson lives in Glasgow, Scotland.
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Rating details

8,221 ratings
4.38 out of 5 stars
5 56% (4,594)
4 29% (2,402)
3 13% (1,028)
2 2% (146)
1 1% (51)

Our customer reviews

It's a lovely, rhymed story that both we as parents and the kids love ;) Beautiful illustrations, captivating flow of rhymes. We certainly more
by Pavel Ondrejovic
This is a fantastic book! My 3 year old boy absolutely loves it, as do I! It has wonderful rhymes and beautiful pictures, which both enhance an already charming more
by Alison Kappler
This is a beautiful story much loved by my son. I bought a copy as a present for a friend and was disappointed to discover when it arrived that it is a US edition, even though this is not marked on the description. Look out for US spelling "gray" rather than "grey" and the snail "hitching a ride" rather than "hitching a lift".show more
by Sarah Wilcox
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