What does a writer, illustrator, and marine biologist all have in common? They each played a role in the creation of a new children’s book called Little Narwhal, Not Alone that was presented to students at c̓əsqənelə Elementary last week.
Marine biologist Marie Noel talked over Zoom about the narwhal’s environment, while illustrator Ashlyn Anstee showed students how to draw the pointy-tusked mammals. Author Tiffany Stone led the presentation and explained how she came up with the idea for the story.
Little Narwhal, Not Alone is about a narwhal who sets off on an adventure and finds himself far from home, eventually befriending a pod of belugas. The book is based on a true story that introduces students to marine biology and “the surprising friendships under the sea,” according to publisher Greystone Books.
The presentation was made possible thanks to a donation from the Rotary Club of Meadow Ridge and Black Bond Books.