Not Quite Narwhal
Jessie Sima, Jessie Sima
In the tradition of Uni the Unicorn and Gaston, this heartwarming and adorable debut picture book tells the story of a young unicorn who was born under the sea to a family of narwhals.
Growing up in the ocean, Kelp has always assumed that he was a narwhal like the rest of his family. Sure, he’s always been a little bit different-his tusk isn’t as long, he’s not as good of a swimmer, and he really doesn’t enjoy the cuisine. Then one night, an extra strong current sweeps Kelp to the surface, where he spots a mysterious creature that looks just like him! Kelp discovers that he and the creature are actually unicorns. The revelation leaves him torn: is he a land narwhal or a sea unicorn? But perhaps, if Kelp is clever, he may find a way to have the best of both worlds.
Told with heartwarming illustrations and spare, sweet text, Jessie Sima’s debut picture book is about fitting in, standing out, and the all-encompassing love of family.
"This book is painfully adorable...The story is about finding your own way to belong,..It's just beautiful." -- Shelf Awareness Pro * January 24, 2017 * "Sima's bubbly, adorable artwork is nearly irresistible...This endearing tale will warm many a heart." -- Booklist * January 2017 * "Swap the tired Ugly Duckling for this delightfully absurd tale of knowing who you are and where you came from." -- Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books * January 2017 * "A storyteller's pacing and winning characters, resulting in an appealing book. Read it for a whimsical storytime or provide some text-to-text connections for older students with Amy Krouse Rosenthal's Uni the Unicorn and Bob Shea's Unicorn Thinks He's Pretty Great....this title is highly recommended." -- School Library Journal * January 2017 * "Adorable characters trigger smiles throughout" -- Publisher's Weekly * December 2016 * "The message is an appealing one that could speak to many family situations relating to multiple identities...feel-good story" -- Kirkus Reviews * November 15, 2016 *
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