Author(s): Emily Dove
Wendall sets off to look for friends, but no one can see past his big pointy nose. The octopus thinks he's funny looking (that's a bit rich coming from old eight legs), the jellyfish are afraid of him (well really, those stinging brutes need to take a look in a mirror,) and even the tiny clam laughs at him (fancy that, from a creature as ridiculous as a clam!). Wendall eventually learns the value of self-examination; you can't judge others for judging you while you're judging them, after all.
Emily Dove is a freelance illustrator in the San Francisco area, where she is easily inspired by the redwood forests, dramatic cliffs, and occasional whale tails. After graduating from the Ringling College of Art & Design in 2007 with a BFA in Illustration, Emily began her career as a designer for American Greetings in Cleveland. Since then, she s enjoyed creating illustrations and custom hand-lettering for children s books, greeting cards, apparel, and anything that utilizes her healthy obsession for picture-making."