Narwhal doesn’t think she has any skills – especially when she compares herself to the mermaids. She’s just Narwhal! So when the mermaids need someone to judge their painting contest, Narwhal doesn’t think she can do it. But the other creatures don’t judge it fairly, and Narwhal soon learns that her talents lie in being honest, fair minded and just.
Sweet, rhyming text and Lara Ede’s beautiful illustrations combine to make a delightful picture book that will be enjoyed by adults and children alike.
The book as a whole was just kind of a miss for us—lackluster plot, so-so writing, and super busy illustrations. The one thing that really drew my kids to this book—the two-way sequins on the cover—were even disappointing: unlike the other books in this series, there are no more sequins in the rest of the book.