"A timely celebration of individual difference."—Kirkus Reviews
"A heartfelt story for calming first day jitters and promoting confidence and individuality."—Foreword Reviews
What do you do when you feel like you don’t fit in? Find something that makes you stand out!
Walter had spent all summer counting down the days to the first day of school. He couldn’t wait to make new shark friends and finally swim into his classroom for the first time. But the first class picture of the year changes everything. Walter realizes there is one BIG difference between him and his shark classmates. After his discovery, Walter spends his day trying anything he can think of to blend in with the other sharks, only to learn that the things that make us feel like we don’t fit in are the very things that make us stand out.
Children will love the beautifully illustrated under-the-sea setting in this dust jacket picture book that promotes self-love and acceptance.
Katrine Crow has always loved words. Her love for writing and reading led her to study Journalism at the University of Missouri. After working as a reporter and magazine editor, Katrine moved from Missouri back to Nashville, Tennessee, to pursue a career in the publishing industry. She has since developed a passion for children’s books. In her free time, Katrine enjoys reading thrilling novels, spending time with her rescue dog, Bones, and exploring her favorite city with her friends and family one restaurant at a time.
Hazel Quintanilla has a passion for illustration. She has spent her life mastering a wide variety of media. She has worked on over twenty series in the US, England, and India. Hazel lives and works in Guatemala with her husband and their three cute dogs.