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The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson
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The Snail and the Whale (original 2003; edition 2003)

by Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illustrator)

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Title:The Snail and the Whale
Authors:Julia Donaldson
Other authors:Axel Scheffler (Illustrator)
Info:MacMillan UK (2003), Hardcover, 32 pages
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This is a wonderful eco story about a whale who takes a snail on an adventure around the world. They swim to amazing places and see amazing things but then the whale gets beached. His life is at risk, so the snail uses his slime trail to ask for help. The town responds and saves the whale and the whale and snail are friends forever. It is a beautifully illustrated book filled with amazing scenes of mountains, oceans, jungles and lots of animals. It is an excellent book to inspire conversation about saving animals and helping the world. ( )
  catiebarber | Jul 5, 2018 |
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  glsottawa | Apr 4, 2018 |
Wanting to sail beyond the rock, a tiny snail hitches a ride on a big humpback whale and is then able to help the whale when it gets stuck in the sand.
  CECC9 | Apr 2, 2018 |
I don't usually rate children's books here on Goodreads, but this one is insanely good. The poetry is playful, but also has a certain driving quality that makes it rare among children's books. "These are the waves that arched and crashed, / That foamed and frolicked and sprayed and splashed / The tiny snail / On the tail of the whale." Wow! I just love the sheer sophistication of the language here, how it's for children but it isn't dumbed down: "These are the caves / Beneath the waves / Where colorful fish with feathery fins / And sharks with hideous toothy grins / Swam past the whale / And the snail on his tail." ( )
  MichaelBarsa | Dec 17, 2017 |
This book is about how a snail and a whale are so different but act like friends as they travel the world together.
  maddybates | Jun 6, 2017 |
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This is the tail of a tiny snail

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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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