As a parent and paraeducator I am always on the lookout for cute, clever reads that are fun while sneaking in a lesson. Narwhal is one of the best I've read recently and my 7-year-old absolutely loved it. The adventures of Narwhal and Jelly are sure to bring plenty of giggles and smiles to kids who are just becoming independent readers. The optimism and kindness of Narwhal might feel a little cloying to some adults but I found it sweet and encouraging.
I would recommend this for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade readers. It can be read alone but is also an enjoyable partner read with a parent.
Notes: ARC received via NetGalley.
Comics, Friendship, Animals
Print (64 pages, TUNDRA)
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!