Matilda Rose’s When You Adopt a Starwhal is a fun-filled board-book story about kindness and sharing, starring a magical narwhal—and featuring joyous color art by Tim Budgen.
Everyone in Fairyland knows that Mrs. Paws is the perfect pet matchmaker! She has flying piglets, baby griffins, and even pugicorns. She has a knack for knowing what pets are right for each princess, prince, or mermaid!
Millie the Mermaid loves her new pet, Starwhal, who is an adorable narwhal with the power to turn anything sparkly and shimmery! But is there enough Starwhal magic for everyone in Coral Cove?
Matilda Rose is the author of the When You Adopt series, which includes Pugicorn, Pandarina, and more adventures set in a fairy tale world featuring different magical pets. With important messages about sharing, kindness, trying your best, and being yourself, the When You Adopt books combine sparkle, fun, and heart. Rose lives in London
Tim Budgen is a freelance illustrator and art teacher. He’s illustrated Pugicorn and the When You Adopt series, the Lizzie and Lucky series by Megan Rix, 20 Dinosaurs at Bedtime by Mark Sperring, and more amazing children’s books. For much of his life he has been scribbling down ideas and can usually be found with a pencil in one hand and a sketchbook in the other. He lives by the sea on Hayling Island, England, with his wife, Julia.