TWT 30 Days Wild_countdown_15We’re big Julia Donaldson fans in the Malpi household and The Snail and the Whale, originally recommended by my aunt, is one of our favourite titles.

It certainly fuels my wanderlust to visit wild places “Of shimmering ice and coral caves, And shooting stars and enormous waves” or to go “To towering icebergs and far-off lands, With fiery mountains and golden sands”.


And it’s also a lovely tale of how even the smallest among us can make a difference on a large scale.

Maybe tomorrow we’ll ask the snails in our back garden whether they’ve ever hitched a lift on the tail of a great big, grey-blue humpback whale.