+612 9045 4394
The Snail and the Whale - Julia Donaldson

The Snail and the Whale

By: Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illustrator)


Published: 1st October 2008
For Ages: 0 - 5 years old
In Stock. Ships from Australia today or next business day
RRP $14.99

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.


Super cute story of friendship and survival


This is a super cute picture book for age 6 months to 5 years. Showing the meaning of true friendship and that you cant judge someone by how they appear.


Dispatched promptly


Very happy with order & delivery

Redland Qld



This is a magical and fun book. Another great book from the authors.


My son loves it!


Well written!

Sydney, Australia


Just as good as the graffalo!


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

Townsville AU


My favourite childrens book to date


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



I already loved this.


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.



The Snail and the Whale

4.9 7


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: 0 - 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
Edition Type: Illustrated