The Snail and the Whale Paperback – Illustrated, 3 Sep 2004
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"Along with providing a resonant environmental message, the story lightly demonstrates that friendships come in all shapes and sizes. Publishers Weekly, starred review" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The thrilling tale of a tiny snail and a great big grey-blue humpback whale . . .See all Product Description
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And if you love the style of these illustrations, I throroughly recommend Little Red: A fizzingly good yarn which is a very different type of tale with equally appealing pictures by David Roberts.
A lovely story which is especially suitable for 5-8 year olds.
It is the story of a tiny sea snail who wants to travel the world and hitches a lift on the tail of a humpback whale. They travel the world together and, when the whale gets into trouble, the snail manages to pay his fare by getting the help of some school children.
A truly lovely picture book story which parents and grandparents will enjoy reading as much as the children will enjoy hearing again and again.
Need a new copy now as the first one is worn out with love.
The writing is good, and the rhymes are well constructed. There's one page where you'll get caught out as you turn the page, but it's great stuff.
Whether you are cheering for the predators or the herbivores, you'll find lots of cheer in this delightful package. It's only a shame that it isn't a longer book so that the fun could go on longer. Long live duckbill dinosaurs!
Cynthia Marie Rizzo, author of "Julie and the Unicorn" and "Angela and the Princess"
One day as Tiddler dawdles along he gets caught in a net and so begins a real story of his own. Although the fishermen throw him straight back he is lost in the middle of the ocean amongst strange deep sea fish but then he hears one of his own stories and follows its trail home to the last double page for a finale with a bit of a difference.
My children 3,5 and 6 are all delighted with this new addition to our bookshelf and picked up immediately on the repetition of "Tiddler, Tiddler, Tiddler's LATE" and "Oh no (s)he didn't. Oh yes (s)he did," calling them out by the second read through. The littlest particularly loved the many different kinds of fish, and was delighted to spot the Gruffalo-fish lurking two-thirds the way through! Meanwhile, the picture of the author in her diving gear researching the story is a great talking point for the older child.
An absolute winner.
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