As part of the 12×12 picture book challenge, I have been trying to read as many new picture books as I possibly can. The best part about that is I’m making some really great new discoveries. One of these is Not Quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima.
Kelp finds he is a little different from the Narwhals he lives with. He feels very loved but knows there is something amiss. One day he discovers unicorns and realizes there is a whole other world above the ocean where unicorns who are exactly like him are living. The problem for Kelp becomes how to merge the two worlds of land and ocean.
The illustrations are delightful and the characters are engaging. My preschool class loved the story and you will too. This picture book takes you on a journey to other worlds with some unique and creative ideas about how narwhals and unicorns live. Jessica Sima creates two magical worlds in this book and children will be transported.
I’m surprised there aren’t more books about unicorns and narwhals as they are such unique and magical creatures.