- Hardcover: 40 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (Feb. 14 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1481469096
- ISBN-13: 978-1481469098
- Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 1 x 22.9 cm
- Shipping Weight: 363 g
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,003 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Not Quite Narwhal Hardcover – Feb 14 2017
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"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)
"Adorable characters trigger smiles throughout" (Publisher's Weekly December 2016)
"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)
"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)
"Sima’s bubbly, adorable artwork is nearly irresistible...This endearing tale will warm many a heart." (Booklist January 2017)
"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)
About the Author
Jessie Sima is an author/illustrator living and working in New York City. She grew up in a small town in Southern New Jersey, unaware that she was a storyteller. Once she figured it out, she told her family and friends. They took it quite well. She is the author of Not Quite Narwhal, Harriet Gets Carried Away, and Love, Z. You can visit her at JessieSima.com.
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Kelp was born under the sea but he isn't like the other narwhals. He really isn't a very good swimmer but no one seems to mind. One day, he gets swept up in a strong current and surfaces to see a vision on a cliff, something that looks remarkably like him. Slowly but surely he swims his way to land to find Land Narwhals, aka Unicorns. He soon discovers that he is also a unicorn and learns all of the unicorn ways. He seems happy but really begins to miss his family in the sea. Is there a way for Kelp to have it all?
A lovely story about finding your place, being brave enough to embrace your differences, and finding a way to meet in the middle. The gorgeous illustrations make every page of this story frameworthy.
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