A young garden snail doesn’t want to be late for an important date. He encounters many delays en route. Because he prepared and departed early, he makes the rendezvous with time to spare. The book teaches children to be on time, and to never keep a lady waiting.
Aquila’s Big Date teaches the moral of being punctual. It does so by relating delays we might encounter in our day-to-day lives with those met by a simple snail, if he actually had a life.