Synopses & Reviews
Lloyd can't sing. The rhythm of the whalesong guides the whales through danger and connects them to each other. But Lloyd is too quiet to join in. If he can't sing, how can he be a part of the pod?
Then one day he finds a magical, mysterious object with supersonic seaweed strings! This could be his chance to be part of the song. He practices and practices, nervously preparing to show the other whales. But before he can perform for them, a disruptive, noisy boat approaches and scatters the pod. Lloyd's powerful new instrument may be the only thing that can reunite them — if he can find the courage to share his unique song.
This inspiring and whimsical tale about celebrating your differences and finding your voice is complemented by bright and endearing illustrations that sparkle with quiet magic.
"...it is notable and refreshing in that Lloyd does not uncover an innate special power but rather employs a tool to support him. A sweet story buoyed by beautiful illustrations." Kirkus Reviews
"Vivid colors and use of light bring the beauty of the ocean to life. Many young readers are sure to find a connection to Lloyd, especially those who are struggling to find their own voices." Booklist
About the Author
Skylaar Amann grew up on the Oregon Coast with the incredible biodiversity of the Pacific Ocean in her backyard. She received a BA in Art with a focus on book arts at the University of Oregon. She is a member of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, as well an affiliated artist with Climate Science Alliance, and works as a freelance illustrator and editor. An amateur ukulele player, she is currently learning to play as well as Lloyd. She lives in Portland, Oregon.