This is the tale of a tiny snail and a great big, grey-blue humpback whale...One tiny snail longs to see the world and hitches a lift on the tail of a 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 who saves the day.
Winner of Blue Peter Book Award (Best Illustrated Book to Read Aloud) 2005.
Julia Donaldson is one of the UK's most successful picture book authors, whose titles regularly appear at the top of bestseller lists -- most notably, the acknowledged modern classic, THE GRUFFALO. Her other picture books in collaboration with Axel Scheffler include ROOM ON THE BROOM, THE SMARTEST GIANT IN TOWN and MONKEY PUZZLE - all available on CD. Axel Scheffler has achieved worldwide acclaim for his illustrations, and his books have been translated into over 20 languages.