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The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson

The Snail and the Whale (2003)

by Julia Donaldson

Other authors: Axel Scheffler (Illustrator)

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This is a story about a relationship between a snail and a whale and their travels and adventures together. There is a lot of rhyming and literary elements that take place in this book. This book also allows students to see that although you may look differently you could become best friends for life.
  rdg301library | May 27, 2014 |
A lovely story about friendship and how and small creature can help a large, powerful animal. I didn't feel that the illustrations were as enchanting as other Donaldson books, but this is a minor whinge. ( )
  martensgirl | Dec 28, 2013 |
We loved it! It was so sweet. I asked my daughter to predict what could happen to the whale if it was ashore. We also enjoyed looking for the tiny snail on each page. Great illustrations! ( )
  lmeza | Aug 31, 2013 |
I read this one in connection with Earth Day of all things and the kids really loved it. The whale takes the snail on a worldwide adventure and in the moment of crisis snail alerts the local school house that whale has beached himself. It was a fun rhyming text, worth the read. ( )
  matthewbloome | May 19, 2013 |
sweet snail! ( )
  smetchie | Apr 2, 2013 |
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This is the tail of a tiny snail

And a great big, gray-blue humpback whale.
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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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Wanting to sail beyond its rock, a tiny snail hitches a ride on a big humpback whale and then is able to help the whale when it gets stuck in the sand.

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