This is a 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.
Julia Donaldson is one of the UK's best-loved and most successful authors of children's books. In addition to the Smarties Gold Award-winning The Gruffalo, her most recent collaborations with Axel Scheffler include The Smartest Giant in Town, The Gruffalo's Child and Charlie Cook's Favourite Book. Axel Scheffler has achieved worldwide acclaim for his humorous illustrations, and his books have been translated into over 29 languages. He has enjoyed particular success in his award-winning picture book collaborations with Julia Donaldson, but is also the bestselling illustrator of novelty books such as The Bedtime Bear.