Published by Balzer + Bray
Summary: When Snail sees some delectable cabbage on the other side of the road, he’s determined to make the perilous journey to get to it. He slowly moves into the path of an oncoming car, but that proves less of a deterrent than a bunch of impatient ants who yell at Snail to get out of the way. When rain starts falling, Snail invites them all into his shell for tea, and they become friends. Continuing the journey, Snail is dismayed to discover that he’s turned himself around and is right back where he started. His new friends save the day, though, and on the last page, everyone gathers for cabbage soup inside the shell.
Pros: A cute story of friendship and the benefits of being kind to others–even those who may not be so nice initially.
Cons: That shell seems like it’s a lot bigger on the inside than the outside.