• The Snail and the Whale - by Julia Donaldson

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    Cute story and nice illustrations. Our kids really like it.

    Summary: A little snail longs to see the wider world. A humpback whale offers to take her traveling. The pair see many sights along their way until one day the whale, confused by the noise of a group of racing speedboats, swims into a bay and is left beached by the retreating tide.

    In an effort to help her friend, the snail crawls to a nearby school, and asks for help. The local people safe the whale and the two friends are able to swim safely away.

    They return to the snail's home in the docks, where the other snails are suitably impressed by the travelers tales, and the whale offers to take them all away to travel around the world.

    Time: about 10 minutes.