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The Snail And the Whale - Julia Donaldson

The Snail And the Whale

By: Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illustrator)

Paperback

Published: 6th April 2006
For Ages: 3 - 7 years old
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This is the tale of a tiny snail and a great big whale. The snail may be small, but she has huge dreams of seeing the world. So she hitches a ride on a friendly whale s back to see amazing sights. Icebergs and volcanoes, storms and sharks the two friends see it all together. And when the whale runs into trouble, the snail proves that even the tiniest creature can help a friend in a very big way. The creators of The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom have teamed up again to bring you this whale of a tale.

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The Snail And the Whale
 
4.9

(based on 9 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Well written (8)
  • Easy to understand (7)
  • Deserves multiple readings (5)
  • Relevant (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Younger readers (8)
    • Gift (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual reader (3), Everyday reader (3)

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    5.0

    One of the better ones.

    By Harrington Mum

    from Harrington, AU

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    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Understand
    • Informative
    • Inspirational
    • Relevant
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Travel Reading
      • Younger Readers

      Comments about The Snail And the Whale:

      I have a 3 y/o daughter and we are huge fans of the Donaldson/Sheffler team and this is one of the better ones. This story is easy to read and has a nice rhyming rhythm to it. There is a lovely message in the story about experiencing the world and helping others. The board books are very kid friendly and easy to travel with.

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      5.0

      Great environmental awareness story

      By perlissima

      from brisbane

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      Pros

      • Deserves Multiple Readings
      • Easy To Understand
      • Inspirational
      • Relevant
      • Well Written

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Ages 5 To 8
        • Gift
        • Younger Readers

        Comments about The Snail And the Whale:

        I bought this for a 2 year old as a gift. However, it it is not just a picture book. It has the most amazing rhyming story of adventure and environmental protection! There is also an underlying storyline about moving out of one's comfort zone. Suits 4 - 5 years and up.

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        4.0

        A great book for 2yrs +

        By Wild Red

        from Brisbane AU

        About Me Bookworm

        Pros

        • Easy To Understand
        • Well Written

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Younger Readers

          Comments about The Snail And the Whale:

          This is a good book with a captivating story line. Presently I am finding it a bit too long for my 13mth old. Im sure he will get more enjoyment from this book as he gets older. I have put it away for now. This book is probably more suited to the 2-3yr old age group. The little one does love the colourful and detailed illustrations.

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          5.0

          My two year old loves this story!

          By Bec

          from Brisbane, Australia

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          Pros

          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Easy To Understand
          • Well Written

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gift
            • Younger Readers

            Comments about The Snail And the Whale:

            My toddler loves the illustrations and the book is easy to read. Thank you

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            5.0

            This book is great.

            By Maree

            from Nsw

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            Pros

            • Easy To Understand
            • Relevant
            • Well Written

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Younger Readers

              Comments about The Snail And the Whale:

              Good book for young children. My daughter loves it

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              5.0

              Great childrens book

              By Butterfly

              from Australia

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              Pros

              • Deserves Multiple Readings
              • Easy To Understand
              • Well Written

              Cons

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                • Gift
                • Younger Readers

                Comments about The Snail And the Whale:

                Great bedtime story for my 5yr old. Lovely story line with meaning and plenty of subjects for discussion. The illustrations are very good too.

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                5.0

                Beautiful book

                By Trish123

                from Sydney

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                • Well Written

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                  • Younger Readers

                  Comments about The Snail And the Whale:

                  Love reading this to my 6 month old, cant wait til she can actually understand and appreciate it.

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                  5.0

                  One of my sons favourites

                  By Zozo

                  from Adelaide

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                  Comments about The Snail And the Whale:

                  My son loves this book and I find that it is a nice calm book to read at bedtime.

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                  5.0

                  what a wonderful book

                  By Viv

                  from Melbourne, Vic

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                  Pros

                  • Deserves Multiple Readings
                  • Easy To Understand
                  • Well Written

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                    • Gift
                    • Younger Readers

                    Comments about The Snail And the Whale:

                    A lovely story

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

                    ISBN: 9780142405802
                    ISBN-10: 0142405809
                    Audience: Children
                    For Ages: 3 - 7 years old
                    Format: Paperback
                    Language: English
                    Number Of Pages: 32
                    Published: 6th April 2006
                    Country of Publication: US
                    Dimensions (cm): 24.89 x 27.43  x 0.51
                    Weight (kg): 0.16