Introducing A Whale of a Tale by Captain Robert R Singleton PH.D. with Illustrations by Kylie Scheir. Genre: Children’s Picture Book. A wide, watery world awaits – Dive in! Journey with Wilson, Lumpus, Bumpus, and Clyde as they explore the seven seas on a nautical quest from King Neptune and his mermaids! From playful porpoises to jamming jellyfish, the oceanic explorers dive into new friendships and discover that endless adventure awaits among the waves.