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.
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!”