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The Snail and the Whale - Julia Donaldson

The Snail and the Whale

By: Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illustrator)

Paperback

Published: 1st October 2008
For Ages: 3 - 5 years old
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The thrilling tale of a tiny snail and a great big grey-blue humpback whale...

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.

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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5.0

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    5.0

    Just as good as the graffalo!

    By ArtisticLicence

    from Townsville AU

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    Pros

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

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      Comments about The Snail and the Whale:

      A lovley tail
      about a little snail
      who hitches a ride
      around the world on a whale.

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      5.0

      My favourite childrens book to date

      By Taz

      from Sydney

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      • Well Written

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        Comments about The Snail and the Whale:

        My kids adore this book and I love reading it to them. A beautiful story with beautiful illustrations.

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        5.0

        I already loved this.

        By Ange

        from Adelaide

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        • Easy To Understand
        • Inspirational
        • Relevant
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          Comments about The Snail and the Whale:

          This is a peaceful book but it always has the kids engrossed. I wish it came in BIG book size for my students too. It has a lovely theme about how size doesn't count but it is also about following dreams.

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          Julia Donaldson

          Julia Donaldson is the outrageously talented, prize-winning author of the world's best-loved children's books, and was the 2011-2013 Children's Laureate. Her picture books include the modern classic The Gruffalo, which has sold over 5 million copies worldwide. Julia also writes fiction, including the Princess Miior-Belle series illustrated by Lydia Monks, as well as poems, plays and songs -- and her brilliant live shows are always in demand. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between West Sussex and Edinburgh.

          Visit Julia Donaldson's Booktopia Author Page


          ISBN: 9780333982242
          ISBN-10: 033398224X
          Audience: Children
          For Ages: 3 - 5 years old
          Format: Paperback
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 32
          Published: 1st October 2008
          Publisher: Pan Macmillan
          Country of Publication: AU
          Dimensions (cm): 24.9 x 28.1  x 0.3
          Weight (kg): 0.19
          Edition Number: 1