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Melville

Meet Melville, a purple, softly round, beyond-adorable sea creature who is off to “find a place for just me.”

Leaving his warm and loving mama behind, Melville the sea creature sets off for an adventure, and he knows just the kind of place he’s looking for. Along the way, he gets lost (briefly), encounters sharks and other big sea creatures, and floats past a pirate ship. Melville checks out a few spots, but all fall short of his dream place…until, weary from his adventures, he finds his way back to his mama—a place that is “just right.”

Paul Schmid is an award-winning author and illustrator of picture books for children, including A Pet for Petunia, Oliver and His Alligator, and Hugs from Pearl. In 2010, he was chosen for a month-long fellowship with Maurice Sendak. Paul lives on Whidbey Island in Puget Sound. You can visit him online at www.paulschmidstudio.com.