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The Snail and the Whale Paperback – April 6, 2006
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Top Customer Reviews
My favorite lines include, "And she gazed at the sky, the sea, the land, The waves and the caves and the golden sand. She gazed and gazed, amazed by it all, And she said to the whale, 'I feel so small.'" The word "small" is in a smaller font than the rest of the text and is so appropriate for the two page spread that includes the tiny snail (barely visible) amidst a scene of snowy mountains, forests, bears, bald eagles, the sea.
Perfect for teaching the concept that it doesn't matter how big or small you are, you ARE important and CAN be successful. As the snail sets off on his mission (I won't spoil it), the text reads "'I must not fail,' said the tiny snail." GREAT lesson!
Can you tell that we love this book?!?!?
Oliver's opinion: I was so excited to get this book as the title made me laugh. The snail is a cheeky little chap who wants to travel. When I first saw the whale I thought he was going to be frightening as he was enormous. But he's really kind and gives the snail a lift around the world. I felt sad when the whale beached but it all turned out good and the snail got to help the whale out. I can't wait for it to be Daddy's turn to read it tomorrow.
Armchair Interviews says: Our young reviewer from England loves The Snail and the Whale. He's never been wrong yet so I suspect children will love this one. It's recommended for children ages 4-8.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Positively darling book! My 3 year old loves it and it's entertaining for me to read as well. Definitely a new favorite!Published 1 day ago by Bchope
Very cute story and fun illustrations. My kids love this book and I enjoy reading it often.Published 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
This Book is timeless and wonderful. My 2 yr old still loves it and it was his first favorite book from the time he was 6 mos old. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Sean & Rebecca
When reading to a 6 month old, you get ignored. I like to buy books that I enjoy reading.
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Always a good read. Pictures are great, fun book for my 6 and 4 year old kids.Published 17 days ago by Faith Lattomus
Beautiful book and beautifully written! One of the only books in my daughter's library that I can read over and over again!Published 25 days ago by TerikaMarika