Narwhal: The Arctic Unicorn

Candlewick. Aug. 2022. 32p. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781536225129.
PreS-Gr 4–Beautifully illustrated, this narrative nonfiction book about narwhals is sure to please budding marine scientists. Anderson tells the story of an old male narwhal making his way to the northern end of his habitat along with the rest of his pod. Surprising facts blend with conjecture because narwhals haven’t been studied enough to fully understand all their behaviors. The small bites of text on every page make this ideal for younger or less-proficient readers, but the story is so well written, with some interesting plot twists, that older children will like it, too. The book may also serve as an excellent introduction to a discussion of animal life cycles, adaptations, or climate change. The artwork is gorgeously rendered, with realistic images of narwhals in their habitat as well as some of their predators.
VERDICT A must-have for elementary nonfiction collections.

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