by Julia Donaldson
illustrated by Axel Scheffler
In The Snail and the Whale, join the snail as she travels the world with her friend the great big grey-blue humpback whale and discovers her own strength despite her tiny size!
What do Michael Bublé, chocolate chip cookies, and The Snail and the Whale have in common? Through a family connection, we received tickets to Michael Bublé's concert in Cincinnati last night. With a friend, we left in plenty of time for the 90 minute drive, yet 4 hours later we were sitting in front of a gas station no more than 30 miles from our house. As disappointing as it was to miss the concert due to an unbelievable gridlock of traffic followed by an overheated car and a tow-truck that seemed like it would never show up, we found ourselves laughing over a box of homemade chocolate chip cookies as we sat on the curb and watched the traffic go by (We often say we would like to live in Mayberry and watch the traffic, but that was not exactly what we had in mind!).
That being said, just like the tiny snail, there is power in the small things in life. Yes we missed our big evening with Michael Bublé, but the laughs and "adventure" with a friend we don't see often enough made for an evening we will not soon forget!
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