The Snail House
Allan Ahlberg's fanciful tale, paired with beautifully detailed artwork by Gillian Tyler, invites children to see the world from a different perspective.
Here is the story Grandma tells one evening on her wide veranda steps. It has Michael and Hannah and the disappearing baby in it, a tigerish bird,
raindrops like sacks of water, and the hugest apple you ever saw. Oh yes .
The three children featured in the grandmother's story are clearly her grandkids from the illustrations. One day, they have the ability to grow small - so small that they ca ...more
I'm always a sucker for impromptu homes, but the prose was longer and a bit more dense than the boys (aged 3 and 5) are used to. This is not necessarily a bad thing, and I think children should be exposed to longer books at an earlier age, but it is something to keep in mind for a story time program or similar act ...more
Other jobs along the way included postman (not an especially jolly one, he recalls), gravedigger, plumber, and teacher.
The author wrote his firs ...more