Sunday, January 15, 2017
Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea - Ben Clanton
Author: Ben Clanton
Publisher: Tundra Books, 2016 (Hardcover)
Length: 64 pages
Genre: Children's Graphic Novel
Started: January 12, 2017
Finished: January 12, 2017
From the publisher's website:
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 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.
So. Stinkin'. Cute. That's pretty much my final thought on this little comic.
This is perfect for young readers: it has very simple, large text, and the characters are adorable and endearing in the way that most children's characters are. The author even includes some real facts about narwhals and jellyfish amidst the fun little romp of a story. This concept won't appeal to most kids once they hit the age of around 11-12, but for the younger set (or adults looking for something utterly charming), this is a great title to pick up, it's hard to resist the utter cuteness.
A perfect first graphic novel for primary classrooms.
Thoughts on the cover:
This is pretty much indicative of the entire book, cute and silly.