Unicorn? Narwhal? Why Not Both!

An adorable little unicorn swimming in the sea
The textbook definition of adorable.

As I sit here, wearing a shirt festooned with donut-eating narwhals and contemplating the purchase of a truly epic pair of socks, I feel compelled to share with all of you, dear readers, what I'm sure will soon be recognized as the most delightful picture book available in this or any other library system: Not Quite Narwhal. This adorable, whimsical tale is about Kelp, a young narwhal who's never quite fit in with his narwhal family. After all, Kelp can't swim very well and doesn't like to eat squid. Strange for a narwhal!

Kelp's friends don't mind that he's different, and neither does Kelp. But one day a strong current sweeps Kelp away! When he emerges from the surface of the sea, he sees a beautiful, mysterious creature standing on land. A creature that looks strikingly similar to Kelp.

Soon Kelp discovers a whole new world on land, one full of magical unicorns who help little Kelp to realize that he, too, is a "land narwhal." With the help of his new friends, Kelp learns all about how to be a unicorn. But what's a poor unicorn raised by narwhals to do when he begins to miss his sea-bound brethren? Read Not Quite Narwhal to find out the charming ending to the tale of Kelp the sea unicorn.

Not Quite Narwhal