The Snail and the Whale

by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler


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‘And then came the day… the whale lost his way.’

About this book:

“How I long to sail!” said the tiny snail.

The Snail and the Whale is a delightful tale of adventure and friendship by the unparalleled picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo. One little snail longs to see the world and hitches a lift on the tail of an enormous 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’s big plan that saves the day. This edition features the classic story with a stunning, redesigned cover and beautiful finish, making it a must-have addition to the bookshelves of all Donaldson and Scheffler fans – big and small!

‘Bold and brilliant, wise and wacky’
The Times 

‘A joy to read aloud’
The Guardian 

‘Lashings of colourful comedy’ *
The Times 

‘Deeply satisfying’
The Daily Mail

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