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The Snail and the Whale (2003)

by Julia Donaldson

Other authors: Axel Scheffler (Illustrator)

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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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Independent Reading Level: Grades: K-2
Award: Best Preschool Book (2004), the Blue Peter Award for best book to read aloud (2005), and the Giverny Award for best science picture book (2007).
  abbeyhutcheson | Apr 29, 2024 |
I'm really growing to enjoy Julia Donaldson's books. The rhymes engage the kiddos and the message of working together to keep the environment safe (without being preachy) is excellent. ( )
  msgabbythelibrarian | Jun 11, 2023 |
This one is probably my kids' favourite one of the beloved Donaldson-Scheffler collection. ( )
  blueisthenewpink | Jul 2, 2022 |
Interesting story and nice art. ( )
  ChelseaVK | Dec 10, 2021 |
A charming tale of a snail that hitches a ride on a humpback whale, and gets a round-the-world tour of natural wonders. Toward the end of the tale, the whale gets beached, and the snail helps rescue the whale by calling in the local community to help. Told as a poem-story that is really fun to read aloud. ( )
  LarisaAWhite | Nov 18, 2021 |
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This is the tail of a tiny snail

And a great big, gray-blue humpback whale.
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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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