Caramel’s first review: Narwhal: The Unicorn of the Sea! by Ben Clanton

Caramel loves to read about the ocean and also loves to have fun reading. Below he reviews one of his most recent favorites: Narwhal: The Unicorn of the Sea! by Ben Clanton. Sprinkles is taking notes and occasionally asking followup questions.

Caramel reviews Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea, by Ben Clanton.
Caramel reviews Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea, by Ben Clanton.

Sprinkles: Tell me about this book Caramel.

Caramel: This book is about a narwhal and how he finds a new friend, a jellyfish. A narwhal is a whale with a tooth sticking out of its mouth. It looks like a spear or a horn coming out of its forehead, and that’s why you can call them unicorns of the sea. I think they use the tusk to poke holes in the ice, but scientists don’t really know. Because most female narwhals don’t have tusks or they have shorter ones. I watched a documentary called Natural Curiosities and there they found the skull of a narwhal with two tusks!

Sprinkles: That’s all very interesting Caramel! Let’s get back to the book. How would you complete this sentence:

What I like most about the book is …

C: Narwhal! Because his horn makes him look funny.

S: So you like the pictures?

C: Yes! The pictures are all very funny.

S: Do you like to read the book with other people or do you like to read it on your own?

C: With other people! It’s more fun that way.

S: Do you enjoy taking the part of one of the characters and someone else reading the other?

C: Yes, but it’s funny even if I read it out loud on my own.

S: Can you tell me more about Jellyfish? Is he a good friend?

C: Of course he is! And they both love waffles! So do I!

S: What more can you tell us?

C: The book has three short chapters, and in between them there’s a page with facts about narwhals and about jellyfish. My favorite fact I learned was: A narwhal’s long hornlike tooth can reach up to 3m (10 ft) long. And right next to this fact, Narwhal says “I brush every day!” He’s super duper funny!

S: Hmm, let’s look at the book together. I can see for example that it has 64 pages, three chapters, and many many pictures!

C: On every page! It’s kind of like a comic book. And the author is Ben Clanton, who, according to the back cover, is “part-time merman and a full-time author-illustrator. He loves to make up stories.”

S: What do you think “merman” means?

C: Somebody who likes fishies? So this guy must love the sea and sea life!

S: So overall would you recommend this book to others?

C: Yes! Yes! And there’s more! Many more adventures of these two friends. I’m so excited about them!

S: Great! We will talk about the other books in other posts.

C: Wait! I really want to say this: “Tune in for more Book Bunnies adventures!”

Caramel recommends Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea, by Ben Clanton.
Caramel recommends Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea, by Ben Clanton.

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