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The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson
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Oct 04, 2011

really liked it

The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler is a wonderful rhyming story about a sea snail that is eager to travel the world. The rest of the flock are not so enthusiastic about the idea but one day the snail meets up with a whale that invites her to join him as they travel the world. Together they go on an amazing journey, past icebergs and volcanoes, sharks and penguins, the little snail feels so small in the vastness of the world. However when disasters strikes and the whale gets stuck on the beach, the little snail uses its initiative and finds a way to get help for the whale.
This delightful rhyming story would be suitable for children between the ages of three and six however it could also be a nice story to read to even younger children. The story illustrates many important qualities such as friendship and the importance of helping others where possible while it also shows that there are no boundaries in friendship as we all come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. I really enjoyed reading this short story.

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