This is the second Marcel the Shell book and in it he tells the story of the time he was The Most Surprised he's Ever Been. One little incident seen from the eye of a shell. Marcel is on a blanket on the bed and when the bedcover is lifted and flicked he goes flying through the air and sees his world from a whole new perspective. Oh, my, you must read about Marcel the Shell. Pay close attention to the pictures.
Andrew Henry loved to build things but his family didn't appreciate his talent. One day he goes off through the woods and across a creek to a meadow where he builds a house for himself. Here comes a friend whose talent is also unappreciated. And then another and another until Andrew Henry built a custom home for eight of his friends, each suited to their needs, and they live there for days before being found by their grateful families. This is a little riff on allowing our kids to nurture their particular talents, no matter the mess.