The Snail and the Whale

The thrilling tale of adventure and partnership between a tiny snail and a great big grey-blue humpback whale by bestselling picture book team Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. This special jacketed hardcover edition celebrates 30 years of storytelling. It contains additional content from the creators, including the inspiration for the book, early sketches of the artwork, and the story of Julia and Axel's long-running creative partnership. "How I long to sail!" said the tiny snail. One little snail longs to see the world and hitches a lift on the tail of an enormous whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, past icebergs and volcanoes, sharks and penguins, and the little snail feels so small in the vastness of the world. But when disaster strikes and the whale is beached in a bay, it's the tiny snail's big plan that saves the day. This hardcover gift edition features the classic story plus additional content from creators Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, making it the perfect present. Discover more family favourite picture books from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler: The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, Room on the Broom, The Smartest Giant in Town, Monkey Puzzle, Charlie Cook's Favourite Book, and A Squash and a Squeeze.