Snail is on his way to the ark and he’s in a hurry (as are all the creatures in the story). He meets many different creatures along the way, including a tiger cub, an elephant, and a snake. When they hurry past him, he keeps on going “at a snail’s pace,” and says, “It’s hard to hurry when you’re a snail.”
He finally makes it to the ark where Noah and the other animals are waiting for him. Snail was worried that Noah might leave without him. But when Snail arrives, Noah says, “We need two of every animal and bird and insect, and we’re short of a snail. Every little creature is special to God, and he knew you were on your way.”
Snail says to himself, “I’m glad about that. It’s hard to hurry when you’re a snail.”
The delightful, colorful illustrations, by Thomas Taylor, make this an appealing book for children of all ages.
What I Like: Everything.
What I Dislike: Nothing.
Overall Rating: Excellent.
Age Appeal: 4-8.
Publisher Info: Lion Children’s, 2009; ISBN: 0825478383; Hardcover, $14.95.
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Special Info: This book comes with a Noah’s Ark poster.