Not Quite Narwhal (Hardcover)

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By Jessie Sima, Jessie Sima (Illustrator)
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Not Quite Narwhal is a precious book about acceptance and finding your identity. Kelp is a Unicorn living among Narwhals who doesn’t always feel like he belongs, when he meets a group of Unicorns he is faced with a tough decision, Unicorn or Narwhal? Dive into this dazzlingly illustrated picture book and allow Kelp to teach you that it is possible to belong in more than one world. I absolutely adore this picture book, and you will too!
  — From Madeline's Picks

This beautifully illustrated book is about a unicorn named Kelp who knows he is different from his narwhal friends, but they accept him anyways! After being swept away by the ocean and discovering that he is actually a unicorn, Kelp learns that he doesn't have to be one thing or another and unites his friends in a party on the shoreline. It is a classic story of accepting what your differences are and being true to who you are! ~Amanda — From The Best Books of the Year - 2017 (page 1)


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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781481469098
ISBN-10: 1481469096
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: February 14th, 2017
Pages: 40
Language: English
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