The Snail House - Allan Ahlberg, Gillian Tyler

The illustrations are really the star of this show. The story is sweet enough - a grandma tells the grandkids a funny little story (most likely making it up as she goes along). I'm with some other reviewers that something about the narrative doesn't *quite* do it for me. However, the illustrations are Any child (or adult) who loves wee things (and who doesn't really?!?!) will get a kick out of them. So 2 stars for the story, and 4 stars for the illustrations equals 3 stars overall.