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Snail Trail

3.58  ·  Rating details ·  48 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
See the world from a snail's-eye view in this welcome reissue of a Kate Greenaway Prize-shortlisted title

Slimy Snail sets out on a trail.

But where exactly does he go?

Up a hill, over a bridge, down a slope . . .

Things are not always as they seem in this delightful outdoor adventure by the acclaimed Ruth Brown. Rounded corners and card pages make this picture book perfect f
Hardcover, 20 pages
Published April 1st 2013 by Andersen Press (first published January 1st 2000)
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Oct 17, 2013 rated it liked it
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After reading A Dark, dark tale, I fell in love with it, and hoped I'd find some more "dark" stories in the Ruth Brown collection. While this isn't dark in any way, it IS, however, a wonderful story with some unusual and completely unique aspects to it. Ruth Brown once again has a flavor all her own with magical illustrations that just pull you into their beauty. The story is adorable, the illustrations are so detailed! My 3 yr old twins and 5 yr old both love Ruth Brown. Just an overall fun boo ...more
cute little book with great illustrations! This is something I will be reading and talking about with my kids. Also, I think this book helps kids form a good relationship and attitude towards so unpopular invertebrate animals from an early childhood. Nice book!! :)
ESF Tsing Yi
This deceptively simple picture book is fantastic for exploring adjectives and describing places. Watch for the perspective shift at the end when it is revealed that the forests, mountains and tunnels Snail has been exploring are actually all part of the garden. Use to talk about journeys and to make maps of different places, or for retelling stories in sequence: which places did Snail visit first?
Sweet little story for toddlers. If I had a small story group of toddlers I would love to set up a mini snail obstacle course to have them "follow" along with the book while we read it together. But...since I'm doing preschoolers at the moment, I will have to just enjoy this one with a kiddo on my lap.
London Mabel
Jul 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Surprise ending!
Mar 09, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Almost solely pictures and beautiful.
Sep 09, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful illustrations and little text - a very good book for narrations from those who are still struggling with reading and language comprehension.
Mar 10, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Ruth Brown is the creator of some of Britain's best loved children's books. She has created a great many picture books for Andersen Press and is highly respected as an author and illustrator. She is married to artist Ken Brown and they have two grown-up sons and one grandchild.
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