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Snail Aid

Story Stats

Rating: 4
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
Page count: 13
Categories: Humor, Silly

Author

Andy
Griffiths

Appeared in

Help! I've Swallowed a Spider and 8 Other Just Stupid Stories.

Story Summary

The fastest way for Andy to get home is through the park, but if he doesn't run fast, he'll be attacked by his arch nemesis, the magpie. But if he runs fast he might step on a snail. He takes the risk but hears the horrible crunch of a snail shell under his feet. Then the rescue effort begins. Foiled at every turn by the magpie or the park patrolman, it's Andy's inventive thinking that enables him to repair the snail's shell and escape unscathed himself.