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PreSchool-Grade 3--A tiny mollusk that longs to see the world hitches a ride aboard a humpback whale in this charming picture book. After seeing far-off islands, underwater caves, and storm-filled skies, the snail feels impossibly small--until the whale is beached in a harbor, and she saves the day by writing a note on the blackboard of a nearby school to summon help. The message that even the smallest among us can help others will not be lost on children, and neither will the poetic language: "A humpback whale, immensely long,/Who sang to the snail a wonderful song/Of shimmering ice and coral caves/And shooting stars and enormous waves." Donaldson's smooth, sprightly rhyming scheme buoys the story and never falters. The flat, cartoonish look of Scheffler's multimedia illustrations perfectly complements the tone of the text. The rollicking language and bright pictures make this a great choice for reading aloud.--Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, Maryland School for the Deaf, Columbia
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"Along with providing a resonant environmental message, the story lightly demonstrates that friendships come in all shapes and sizes.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.See all Product Description
My son loves it and I don't hate reading it over and over :)Published 2 months ago by David R. Winters
Absolutely fabulous! I love reading this book to my son (he's two and asks to read 'whale'). It just rolls off the tongue, and the pictures are great.Published 6 months ago by shopsalot32
This book as my daughter's birthday donation to her class, she says all of the kids love to read it, almost everyone picks it to read after teacher's reading in front of the class. Read morePublished 7 months ago by hallelujah28
This is one of our favourite children's books! It is charming and lovely....should be in any child's collection!Published 7 months ago by J. Greschner
A necessary title for every child's library. Endlessly fascinating and well illustrated. Sure to be a family favourite.Published 10 months ago by discriminating shopper