ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: October 29, 2020
The Snail and the Whale: A Push, Pull and Slide Book
By (author) Julia Donaldson; Illustrated by Axel Scheffler
Push, pull and slide the moving mechanisms in this brilliant board book to meet all your favourite characters from the bestselling picture book The Snail and the Whale – and bring the story to life!What happens when a tiny snail hitches a lift on the tail of an enormous whale? Push and pull the tabs to see them head off on an amazing journey around the world, help the snail with her big plan to save the whale after disaster strikes and he is beached in a bay, and then slide out the big tab on the last page to watch them both travel safely away – hooray!The Snail and the Whale: A Push, Pull and Slide Book is the perfect introduction to the bestselling picture book The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, creators of The Gruffalo, and a great gift for fans of the original story.Also available: Room on the Broom: A Push, Pull and Slide Book
Julia Donaldson is the author of some of the world’s best-loved children’s books, including modern classics The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child, which together have sold over 17 million copies worldwide, and the hugely successful What the Ladybird Heard adventures. Julia also writes fiction, including the Princess Mirror-Belle books illustrated by Lydia Monks, as well as poems, plays and songs – and her brilliant live shows are always in demand. She was Children’s Laureate 2011-13 and has been honoured with a CBE for Services to Literature. Julia and her husband Malcolm divide their time between West Sussex and Edinburgh.Axel Scheffler is a star illustrator whose instantly recognizable, warm and witty illustrations have achieved worldwide acclaim and numerous awards. Axel is the illustrator of some of the world’s best-loved picture books, including modern classics The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child, which together have sold over 17 million copies worldwide. In addition to his picture books, Axel illustrates wonderful novelty and gift books for Macmillan, such as the bestselling The Bedtime Bear, The Tickle Book and Mother Goose’s Nursery Rhymes. He is also the illustrator of the popular Pip and Posy series, and other books with Julia Donaldson including The Ugly Five. Born in Hamburg, Axel now lives with his family in London.