The Snail and the Whale, Hardback Book

The Snail and the Whale Hardback

Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

4 out of 5 (1 rating)


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.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 32 pages, 32 colour illustrations
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
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  • Category: Picture books
  • ISBN: 9780333982235

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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.

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