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ARC Review: Happy Narwhalidays by Ben Clanton

Thank you to Tundra Books and NetGalley for the e-ARC to read and review! Happy Narhwalidays goes on sale September 8, 2020.

Image via NetGalley

Genre: Children’s Fiction, Graphic Novels, Comics
Series: A Narwhal and Jelly Book #5
Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Recommend to Others?: Yes

ABOUTNarwhal and Jelly spread some holiday cheer (and warm waffle pudding) in the festive fifth book of this blockbuster graphic novel series!

Dive into three new stories about Narwhal’s favorite time of the year! It’s the festive season in the world wide waters, and Narwhal is looking forward to cozying up with a good book, singing and partying with his pod pals and enjoying some warm waffle pudding. But most of all he’s excited about the arrival of the Merry Mermicorn! According to Narwhal, she’s part mermaid, part unicorn and completely mer-aculous! Jelly is of course skeptical about the existence of the “Mira-Miny-What-A Corn” . . . even when he receives a mysterious present. It must be from Narwhal. Now Jelly has to get the perfect gift, but finding a present for someone as unique as Narwhal is no easy feat, even when you have six tentacles. How will Jelly ever come up with a whaley great gift for a best pal who spreads cheer all through the year?


My ReviewI have been waiting for this book for months and I’m super happy to have been approved for an arc. Happy Narwhalidays is a festive and fun-filled graphic novel that is a delight to read and has adorable illustrations. Ben Clanton takes readers on another adventure with Narwhal and Jelly.

Jelly seemed much more relaxed and open since meeting Narwhal. He doesn’t take Narwhal’s friendship and unconditional kindness for granted. He tries his best to find the perfect gift for Narwhal.

Narwhal is very festive and full of holiday cheer and love for waffles. He’s excited for the Mermicorn to spread joy to the whole wide sea. His infinite optimism never fails to make me smile.

What’s really cool about this series is that you learn a lot of new, cool facts about sea life. These facts are woven into the story and have a page or two of just fun facts.

I love Clanton’s writing style. He takes a lot of creative liberties with silly play on words and puns.

Happy Narwhalidays is the perfect gift for readers of all ages. You won’t want to miss out on this extra special, magical book.

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