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Suitable for 5 - 7 years

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Product Description

Who needs a cruise ship? See our beautiful world and its wonders from a whale’s tail. If you’re a little explorer at heart, this lovely book will be very special to you. It’s like an adventure travel brochure in the form of a Julia Donaldson rhyming story. Travel from icebergs (hello, penguins!) to volcanoes. And from coral reefs (hello, sharks!) to deep dark caves. Marvel at our precious planet – and find out how a tiny snail saves the day.

“Bold and brilliant.” The Times

“A joy to read aloud.” Guardian

Product Details

Catalogue number

5025 in Schools Catalogue 2016/17






Macmillan Children's Books

Date published

September 3rd, 2004

Lexile measure

AD620L Lexiles are the global standard in reading assessment. They are unique as they are able to measure a child and a book on the same scale – ensuring the right book gets to the right child at the right time.

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Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 4.0; Lower years; 0.5 points

Other details
  • 32 pages



Julia Donaldson

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Axel Scheffler

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  1. dixon taitai
    on 23 October 2010

    The Snail and the Whale

    My sons and I love this book. The illustrations are second to none, the rhymes are great and so is the storyline. Please keep writing.

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What kids think

  1. Avatar owl 761790

    on 9 March 2014

    This is about a whale who gets stranded on the beach and the little snail is the one who saves the day.

  2. Goldie 113308

    on 7 March 2014

    this is a nice book with a good story, I like that its not a cute animal that its a snail its something different and it works well

    5out of 5
  3. Avatar bat 761713

    on 6 March 2013

    This is an unforgetable story of a snail who saved a whale! I recommend this book for young readers aged 2-6

    5out of 5
  4. Dora thumb 222

    on 4 March 2013

    This book is about a little snake who saves the big whale.

  5. Jane blonde 113694

    on 3 March 2011

    This book is good but not as good as the squash and a sqeeze and a Grufalo books. I prefer to read them but this is ok.

  6. Default avatar

    on 17 January 2011

    a rhyming funny book which me and my mother really love with all the colurfull back grouds and the cute little snail it makes a excellent storie.

  7. Evie 113313

    on 18 November 2010

    i think that it is a good book

    4out of 5
  8. Avatar fairy 761766

    on 3 October 2010

    A little bit boring but it is okay

    3out of 5
  9. Clarice thumb 136

    on 21 May 2010

    Mrs. day read this okay book to us

    3out of 5