The Snail & the Whale is a children's picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.
It is a much loved classic that shows us a restless young snail who has ambitions to travel the world. A beautiful tale of an unlikely friendship, a tourof the world and a heroic rescue.
Age range - Interest 3+, Reading age 6+
It won the 2004 Early Years awards for best children's pre-school book and 2007 Giverny award for best Science picture book.