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According to his bossy sisters, Shelly is taking far too long to develop. Adelaide wants Shelly to skate with her. Miranda wants him to be an artist, like she is. Tallulah wants Shelly to dance and twirl. Shelly's efforts to follow their commands-- while still in his shell--make him dizzy. But when he's left to his own devices, he has no trouble coming up with his own kind of fun. Shelly will emerge when he's good and ready. When will that be? Only he knows! This lively story is for every kid who does things his or her way, despite pushy relatives.