My dad sent the kids another Julia Donaldson book: The Snail and the Whale. The story follows a snail who wants to see the world, and gets to travel on the tail of the whale. As I've come to expect with Axel Scheffler, the illustrations are beautiful. I was a little surprised that I've not found a squirrel, though, since I think I've found a squirrel in the other books we have that he's illustrated. Maybe not in The Tickle Book - I'll have to look. The children immediately fell in love with this book, asking my husband and me to read it numerous times just on the first day they had it. Julia Donaldson certainly has a knack for creating books that are sure to be favourites from the start.