A humourous tale, specially written to develop phonemic awareness. Ideal for reading aloud and for children who are beginning to read for themselves. Rhythmic, phonically repetitive text helps to develop essential language and early reading skills, and guidance notes at the back give parents confidence as they help their child learn to read. Postman snail does his best but he's ever so slow. After a bad storm - and a flood which almost prevents snail completing his round - snail spots something for sale which ends all his troubles.