By Author / Illustrator
Rachel Bright, Nadia Shireen
Mental Health & Wellbeing
Simon & Schuster Ltd
Paperback / softback
A riotous, rousing celebration of self-belief starring the one and only Gail the Snail!
Gail the snail has always been told not to dream too big or reach too far, but Gail is not your average snail, and she has plans to be the first . . . SNAIL IN SPACE! Join Gail on her stellar adventure and discover the magic of reaching for the stars and giving it your all.
The utterly irresistible new picture book from out-of-this-world bestsellers and creators of Slug in Love, Rachel Bright and Nadia Shireen.
Gail is not an ordinary snail. She stands out from all the other snails and set her heart on going to space! Snail in Space is a fun, motivating celebration of believing in yourself, which encourages the reader to never give up, and to reach for the stars.
From her grassy home, over hills and mountain tops, Gail makes it to space camp, into a rocket and finally blasts off into space. While reading this book out loud, it was easy to get into an engaging rhythm as the sentences rhyme and flow. The illustrations are colourful, bold and humorous, and had my daughter pointing to and laughing at the them. We love the hardback front cover, with its holographic lettering and cute picture of Gail looking extremely pleased with herself.
I will use this book next year with younger classes during phonics lessons (introducing the letter 's') as well as for spotting rhyming words. There is lots of potential to link in with Health and Wellbeing topics including 'being unique' and 'trying your best'. Overall, a great book for at home or in an Early Years classroom.
Picture book / Reviewed by Jemma Jeffrey, teacher
Suggested Reading Age 3+