Narwhal is a happy-go-lucky narwhal. Jelly is a no-nonsense jellyfish. The two might not have a lot in common, but they do they love waffles, parties and adventures. Join Narwhal and Jelly as they discover the whole wide ocean together.
A wonderfully silly early graphic novel series featuring three stories. In the first, Jelly learns that Narwhal is a really good friend. Then Narwhal and Jelly form their own pod of awesomeness with their ocean friends. And finally, Narwhal and Jelly read the best book ever even though it doesn't have any words...or pictures!
Ben Clanton showcases the joys of friendship, the benefits of working together and the power of imagination in the delightful Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea.
About the Author
BEN CLANTON is an author and illustrator whose books include Something Extraordinary, Rex Wrecks It, Mo's Mustache, The Table Sets Itself and Vote for Me! He is the illustrator of the Jasper John Dooley series by Caroline Adderson and the illustrator of Max Has a Fish by Wiley Blevins. He lives with his wife in Seattle, Washington. The author lives in Seattle, Washington.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea! is the first book in a series about a Narwhal called Narwhal and his friend Jelly the Jellyfish, plus some of their other friends too. In this first book, we get to witness Narwhal and Jelly meeting for the first time. Because neither of them has ever seen an animal like the other before they both think that the other is imaginary, therefore they try to make the other prove that they are real, it is very funny. This book contains three stories as well as a double-sided information page about Narwhals and Jellyfish. Bit of information for you – Did you know that a group of Jellyfish is called a Smack? Well, I didn’t. The book is highly amusing. I love that Narwhal is always so upbeat. He is proud of how he looks and that he is a Narwhal. He also has an excellent imagination too. Jellyfish is more reserved but is learning to be a bit more free and imaginative with Narwhals help. I think the story about the best book ever was my favourite, as Narwhal teaches Jelly to see beyond the pages and to make up its own story. The book may be only 64 pages long but I giggled my way through, it as a result I thoroughly enjoyed it. It has plenty of laugh-out-loud moments and I can see children becoming engrossed in the story. If you want to witness a Narwhal having parties, eating waffles and even using the internet, then buy a copy of this book now. Because this book was so good I now can’t wait to start on book two ‘Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt’ – Gosh I really am a big kid!
This is an adorable book! I had seen this series around, and I wanted to read it for a long time. Narwhals are unusual creatures because they really look like unicorn whales. They don’t even look real. I laughed out loud a few times while I read this book. Narwhal is learning about who he is while he teaches his friend Jelly the jellyfish. For example, he knows that a group of narwhals is called a pod, so he wants to make his own pod. Instead of finding a bunch of narwhals, he gathers his sea creature friends, such as a shark and an octopus and gives them horns to wear so they look like narwhals too. This part was funny, and educational because it teaches kids about sea creatures. This short book is entertaining for kids and adults.
This book is entertaining. My 7 year old grandson loves it. We read it together and he does one voice and I do the other. The characters are endearing. It also has a nice moral at the end.