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. 'A joy to read aloud' - "Guardian".
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Julia Donaldson's many books for Macmillan include the Smarties gold award-winning The Gruffalo (book & CD 1 4050 4732 1) and the best-selling The Smartest Giant in Town (book & CD 1 4050 5157 4). Julia is also much in demand for her brilliant events for children at schools, libraries and literary festivals. Axel Scheffler has had books published in over a dozen countries. Born in Hamburg, he now lives in London. His has a wicked eye for character and his humorous drawings are the perfect complement to Julia's witty, vibrant verse.From School Library Journal:
PreSchool-Grade 3--A tiny mollusk that longs to see the world hitches a ride aboard a humpback whale in this charming picture book. After seeing far-off islands, underwater caves, and storm-filled skies, the snail feels impossibly small--until the whale is beached in a harbor, and she saves the day by writing a note on the blackboard of a nearby school to summon help. The message that even the smallest among us can help others will not be lost on children, and neither will the poetic language: "A humpback whale, immensely long,/Who sang to the snail a wonderful song/Of shimmering ice and coral caves/And shooting stars and enormous waves." Donaldson's smooth, sprightly rhyming scheme buoys the story and never falters. The flat, cartoonish look of Scheffler's multimedia illustrations perfectly complements the tone of the text. The rollicking language and bright pictures make this a great choice for reading aloud.--Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, Maryland School for the Deaf, Columbia
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Book Description Macmillan Audio Books, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # 1405090138
Book Description Macmillan Audio Books, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Axel Scheffler (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M1405090138