Monday, March 25, 2019

Margo's Musings: Who's the Unicorn of the Sea?


My little sister, Margo, loves unicorns and couldn’t resist the narwhal on the cover of a book we spotted at the library. Narwhals are the unicorns of the sea after all. We were in for a real treat, especially since this is a beginning graphic novel—a different format for Margo, but one she fell in love with.


Narwhal is a happy animal who is bubbly and sweet. He meets Jelly, who tells it like it is. Neither of them has ever seen a creature like the other, and their surprise is entertaining. They may seem like an unlikely pair, but the things they have in common give them a strong bond. Margo and I love their conversations, and we laughed out loud more than once.


Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea by Ben Clanton is an adorable graphic novel and perfect for beginners. Narwhal and Jelly are a duo that will appeal to kids and adults. They're silly and super cute. The book is made up of three stories or adventures- so you can read the whole book at once or divide it into different sessions. The illustrations are very sweet and make learning to read a graphic novel easier. The end of the book is great and even better is the fact that there's a whole series of Narwhal and Jelly books. I know we'll be reading more of these in the future.

Has anyone else read 
Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea? Or have you read another book by Ben Clanton? We'd love to hear your thoughts!

Happy reading!
~ F

39 comments:

  1. Sounds like a fun book for kids. Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Valerie- It really is. I think adults would enjoy this sweet book too. :) ~F

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  2. At least he's not chicken of the sea!

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  3. I love the illustrations in this book! Sweet and simple!

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    1. Patty- I agree! The illustrations are just perfect! :) ~F

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  4. How fascinating that this is a beginning graphic novel. I didn't know such books existed! And the unlikely friendship between Narwhal and Jelly should keep young readers entertained.

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    1. Joanne- It is such a great introduction to this genre of books. I think it will help a lot of kids understand how they are supposed to read graphic novels. The characters are simply adorable. :) ~F

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  5. Sounds intriguing with the beginning graphic novel. I'm not familiar with that. I'll have to google it to learn more about it. Sounds like a cute story though!

    betty

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    1. Betty- It is a cute story and it is easy to read. Graphic novels are very popular right now, but they definitely require readers to understand how to read the different frames (people who have read a lot of comics have an easier time for sure). :) ~F

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  6. Hi DMS - Narwhal and Jelly absolutely go together ... so well done Margo on spotting this book - quite delightful ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Hilary- They really are a delight together! :) ~F

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  7. Haven't seen this but it sounds adorable!

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  8. I should read:"Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea?"...thank you for exciting introduction.
    Have a great day

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    1. Tanza- You are welcome for the introduction. It is a fast and sweet read. :) ~F

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  9. That's a book that will appeal to a lot of young readers. Narwhals are rather popular, as are graphic novels.

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    1. Sherry- I agree. It's a win, win for sure! :) ~F

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  10. Ahh.... this looks adorable. I miss reading these kinds of books with my kiddos.

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    1. Heidi- It really is absolutely adorable. :) ~F

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  11. This looks and sounds a lovely book, thank you so much for high-lighting it here.

    Enjoy your week.

    All the best Jan

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    1. You are welcome, Jan. Such a fun book! :) ~F

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  12. I haven't read this, but it looks charming. To tell the truth, I haven't read any graphic novels, even though I know they are so popular. The drawings here are so cute!

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    1. Elizabeth- This would be a great graphic novel for you to start with because it is simple, sweet and fast. Lots of fun! :) ~F

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  13. What a delightful book. Thanks for sharing this.

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    1. Jacqui- You are welcome. I really loved this one! :) ~F

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  14. This looks like a great book for kids.

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  16. I like the sound of this book! Sounds good to share with the grandkids.

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  17. Huge graphic novel fan here! Glad we have another convert.

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    1. The Armchair Squid-
      Graphic novels are awesome! I am glad Margo is into them now too. :) ~F

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  18. I love the illustrations! Sounds like such a fun book! Big Hugs!

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    1. Magic Love Crow- Aren't the illustrations fun. Such an awesome book! :) ~F

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