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A fabulous tale of a snail and a whale
on 7 April 2007
Although my daughter is only 11 months old she just loves having this gorgeous story read to her and can spend ages turning the pages of her board book version.
For me, it is an absolute delight to read and look at, and difficult to decide which is more enchanting - the words or the illustrations.
Her other favourite is the Gruffalo and she has started to point to the owl and the snake, and of course the Gruffalo, when I ask her to show me where they are, and I am hoping that she soon starts to get the same developmental benefit from the Snail and the Whale as I can think of no finer introduction to the concept of relating words to images than the works of Donaldson and Scheffler.
PS I love the scared face of the woman in green in the speedboat "Buzz".