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Snail's Birthday Wish

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It's Snail's birthday! All his forest friends have gathered to celebrate: here come Beaver, Squirrel, Duck, Mole, Frog, and Ant, all carrying colorful balloons and brightly wrapped presents. Soon, everyone's having a good time...except Snail. He just isn't fast enough to keep up with everyone as they race, jump, climb, and swim. And when he opens his gifts, he's even more ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 31st 2007 by Boxer Books (first published October 1st 2007)
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Ginna
Jul 22, 2013 Ginna added it
Shelves: b-day
Its a good book, you could talk with your students besides B-Days,about team work, effort, friendships and more.
It is also a good book to talk about differences and uniqueness of each student.

You could do an activity where each children in the class will bring a item to build or decorate a house for the new class pet - Let's say you will bring a fish and a fish tank, each child will bring something to decorate the tank, or you could encourage them to write a B-Day card for the new class pet on i
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The Library Lady
Nov 30, 2007 The Library Lady rated it liked it
Shelves: picture-books
My "uh-oh" sensor goes off when the jacket copy touts it as a "touching and heart warming tale of friendship where we see the value of giving to others". That tends to indicate a message driven home with a sledge hammer.

Happily, the message is underplayed here. And the story is cute--all Snail's friends give him strange birthday presents. Then they combine the presents to build his REAL present--a car, so he can get around as quickly as his friends. Kids will enjoy this--with or without a messag
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Dolly
Jun 27, 2009 Dolly rated it liked it
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
Shelves: childrens, 2009, birthday
This book is a clever way to introduce children into the concept of deducting the purpose of an object by looking at its parts. All of the animals give snail odd pieces and parts, but when you put them all together, they fulfill his birthday wish. It's a fun story to read aloud and the illustrations are colorful and expressive.
Andrea
Jun 16, 2009 Andrea rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
What would a snail want for his birthday? Each gift is a clue and each friend gives something to help snail get his wish. I found the pictures quite entertaining and the ending delightful.
Tina Bartholoma
Dec 10, 2009 Tina Bartholoma rated it liked it
"friendship, birthday, car, presents, all presents seem useless but snail says thank you, then friends put the pieces together to make a car so snail can keep up"
Tricia
Feb 06, 2010 Tricia rated it liked it
Snail's birthday wish is that he is faster...and the gifts of his friends help him achieve his dream. Fun!
Beth
colorful, fun art and a neat story with an unexpected ending! Good for preschool storytimes
SBPL Storytime
great birthday gift from friends, tender and cute
Laila (BigReadingLife)
May 13, 2008 Laila (BigReadingLife) rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
A cute and sweet story perfect for storytime!
Lynn
Nov 24, 2007 Lynn rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
cute story about friends helping another.
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