Highlights Winner of the Early Years award for the best pre-school book 2004 Winner of the Blue Peter award for Best Book to Read Aloud 2005 Winner of the Giverny award for Best Science Picture Book 2007 One of the most popular childern’s books in the world A 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, 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 Julia Donaldson has won many awards including the Smarties Prize, the British Book Awards, the Experian Big Three Award, the Sheffield Book Award, the Scottish Children’s Book Award and the Book Trust Early years Award. Axel Scheffler Axel Scheffler was born in Hamburg, Germany. His collaborations with Julia donaldson also include The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child. He lives in London.