Wendell the Narwhal by Emily Dove
Hardcover, 10.5 x 8.5 inches, 36 pages. Grade level: Preschool - 3
Everyone in the ocean can make music, except for Wendell the Narwhal. His big, pointy horn can't go "pop" or "clappy clap clap" or even "whoosh". Will Wendell find a way to join in with symphony of sea creatures?
"Teamwork helps a narwhal to participate in an underwater orchestra...Contained in a charmingly diminutive trim, the muted paintings of the various ocean dwellers stand out against an oceanic green background. A cacophony of sound words across each page depicts the transition from a loud clatter to a mellow tune. Even children who can’t read the words will see how they threaten to overwhelm the narwhal before he coordinates them all. Preschoolers will enjoy repeating all the sounds as this aquatic symphony takes shape while they discover the names of some relatively unfamiliar sea creatures. Whether would-be musicians or not, children will find a lot to like in little Wendell. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Written and Illustrated by Emily Dove.