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The Snail and the Whale Image: © Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler 2003 – Macmillan Children’s Books

The Snail and the Whale 

An inventive and charming musical adaptation of the award winning picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

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A little snail hitches a ride on a whale's tail... 

Join an adventurous young girl and her seafaring father as they reimagine the story of a tiny snail’s incredible trip around the world, inspired by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved picture book (also known for The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom). 

Longing to see the world, a tiny sea snail hitches a lift on the tail of a great big, grey-blue humpback whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, brought vividly to life through live music, storytelling and lots of laughs - but when the whale gets beached, how will the snail save him? 

This summer adventure brings oceans of storytelling, live music and lots of laughs for little ones with big imaginations from the company who brought you Emily Brown and the Thing and The Snow Dragon. 

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