One hot summer day, Snail comes out of her burrow—and starts to run!
When each of her friends see her, they ask her to stop and spend time with them, but she tells them she can’t, she has to go.
But why is she running? Where is she going? All her friends want to know. Most of all, who knew snails could run?
When Owl reminds them what each of them had said to Snail the day before, they begin to realise the part they might have played in making Snail run.
When Snail goes to see the wise Wolf, it reminds her that she doesn’t need to be prove anything to anyone, to just to be herself, and that she is in charge of her own choices.
Manuela Monari is an award-winning children’s book author, as well as the Founder and Director of La Bottega Merlin bookshop for children and a teacher at the Primary School Solihull in Modena, Italy.
Besides the prizes she has won for her children’s stories, she has also won awards for her poetry, and written numerous academic articles on childhood.