Perfectly Pegasus (Hardcover)
March/April 2022 Kids Indie Next List
“If you're like me and you worship at the shrine of Jessie Sima's picture book Not Quite Narwhal, get ready for the most wonderful follow up ever! Joyful, touching, and funny — an absolute treasure!”
— Isabel Lawler, Once Upon a Time, Montrose, CA
If you're like me and you worship at the shrine of Not Quite Narwhal, get ready for the most joyful follow up ever, with Perfectly Pegasus!! Joyful, touching, and funny—an absolute treasure!! Jessie Sima continues to bring goodness to our world with their affirming, adorable, and universal stories.
(Picture book, all ages!)
— From Staff Picks by Isabel
A lonely pegasus looks for the perfect friend in this sweet and adorable picture book companion to the bestselling Not Quite Narwhal!
Nimbus has always lived among the clouds. She’s a pegasus, after all, and the sky is where she belongs. She is one of a kind. And when she wants a friend, all she has to do is look up—and talk to the stars.
Only...they don’t really talk back. The clouds don’t, either. And sometimes, being the only pegasus can be a little...lonely? So she decides to find a fallen star to make a wish on—and wishes for friends who are just like her. Along the way she meets a Unicorn named Kelp, and a host of other creatures...who might just open her eyes to something other than what’s up in the sky.
Jessie Sima is an author/illustrator living and working in New York City. They grew up in a small town in southern New Jersey, unaware that they were a storyteller. Once they figured it out, they told their family and friends, who took it quite well. They are the author of Not Quite Narwhal; Harriet Gets Carried Away; Love, Z; Snow Pony and the Seven Miniature Ponies; Spencer’s New Pet; Jules vs. the Ocean; and Hardly Haunted. You can visit them at JessieSima.com.
— Maryann Owen
Sima rewards the audience with a great party ending: under starry skies, all the creatures—horned, mythical, and otherwise—gather for a truly adorable campfire event, replete with stargazing. Ages 4–8. Agent: Thao Le, Sandra Dijkstra Literary. (Mar.)
— Publishers Weekly
An easy purchase, sure to find a place next to its popular forerunner, that makes the night skies just a little bit friendlier.
— School Library Journal