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Not Quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima
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Not Quite Narwhal (edition 2018)

by Jessie Sima (Author)

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Born deep in the ocean, Kelp is not like the other narwhals and one day, when he spies a creature on land that looks like him, he learns why.
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Title:Not Quite Narwhal
Authors:Jessie Sima (Author)
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I love the pictures in this book. I also love the story of the little unicorn who thinks she's a narwhal. She eventually leaves the sea and finds other unicorns. She discovers that the narwhals always knew she was different, but they loved and accepted her anyway.
  bauerlj73 | Jul 21, 2021 |
This is such a cute picture book to share with young children about the lessons of being different and the beauty in our differences. ( )
  rabeard | Feb 25, 2021 |
I must name my next pet animal Kelp. ( )
  resoundingjoy | Jan 1, 2021 |
We should all strive to be Narwahl :) ( )
  AR_bookbird | Dec 17, 2020 |
This particular story is one of my favorites to read to younger children. I love to see their interested faces when the book discusses different identities, fitting in, and standing out. When a child is younger, they often go through a lot of the same scenarios in the book (in different ways of course). Therefore, children are able to really relate to this book which keeps them interested. ( )
  kristyn0521 | Aug 28, 2020 |
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For Harry and Mary Ellen,
who always brought rainbows into my life
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Kelp was born deep in the ocean.
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Born deep in the ocean, Kelp is not like the other narwhals and one day, when he spies a creature on land that looks like him, he learns why.

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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.
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