Snail's Legs by Damian Harvey


Snail's Legs by Damian Harvey

Snail is the fastest runner in the whole wood. Frog used to be faster, but now he is too old. But when the king's chef arrives in search of the strongest legs to help him prepare a special birthday treat for the king, the two friends argue over who will have the great honour. They decide to settle the matter on a race and Snail looks like he will win easily. But he looks back to see the determination on old Frog's face and decides to hide away and let him win. Frog is declared the champion with the best legs in the kingdom. However, one question still remains. What is the chef going to DO with Frog's legs? This new edition of this strong-selling picture book has a redesigned cover.


This book about showing off fast, strong legs turns into a book about legs going into hiding, a story where legs have to be kept-under-a-shell secret legs. The author and illustrator also reveal the truth about snail shells and the slippery substance snail's trail behind them. A very funny cautionary tale, enlivened with Korky Paul's distinctive illustrations. Scholastic Best Books of the Year 2007

About the Author

Damian Harvey

Damian Harvey lives in North Wales with his lovely wife, Vicky. He has three wonderful daughters, one brilliant son and a fat, lazy cat called Polly. Before becoming a writer he worked as a painter and decorator, a lifeguard, a swimming teacher, and as an assistant in a record shop. He's now written around 70 books for children and is busy writing more. Although Damian enjoys sitting at home writing stories, he also spends a lot of time visiting schools, libraries and festivals to give lively, interactive performance sessions that are designed to enthuse and excite children about books, reading, and writing stories of their own. You can find out more about Damian and what he’s doing right now by visiting his website:

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 4


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Publication date

2nd July 2015



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