Friday, August 20, 2021

"Melville" - a bookwrap




Book by Paul Schmid


* Ages:  Baby - Age 3

* Boardbook:  34 pages

* Publisher:  Andrews McMeel Publishing

* Pub. Date:  Oct. 5, 2021

* Language:  English

                   The Book                     

Melville is an adorable little octopus who is seeking independence and wants to "find a place for just me",  he says.

His mama wants to give him a squishy but he refuses because he is focusing on going on an adventure.  He searches for that perfect spot.  He swims past schools of fish, a fever of stingrays, a pod of whales, and a scary sunken pirate's ship,  just to name a few.  No, they won't do. Will he ever find his utopia? 

Melville is tired, discouraged and ready to give up when he suddenly realizes exactly where he belongs.  Can you guess where that warm, safe, lovely place might be? 

The illustrations are colourful, soft and marry the text spot on.  Melville is a wonderful bedtime story that must be read wrapped in  loving hugs from the reader.  I highly recommend this little board book gem.  

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS!


Meet the Author/Illustrator

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

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