Caramel’s first review ever for the book bunnies blog was the first book of Ben Clanton’s Narwhal and Jelly series, Narwhal: The Unicorn of the Sea! Since then, he has reviewed five more books in the series: Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt, Peanut Butter and Jelly, Narwhal’s Otter Friend, Happy Narwhalidays, and Narwhal’s School of Awesomeness. Today he talks about the seventh book in the series: Narwhalicorn and Jelly. As usual, Sprinkles is taking notes and asking questions.
Sprinkles: So Caramel, it has been a while since we talked about Narwhal and Jelly. What are they up to in this book?
Caramel: Narwhal becomes a unicorn and his name is now Narwhalicorn.
S: That is the title of the book! But wait, how does he become a unicorn?
C: I think he wishes it upon a star and it happens.
S: Hmm, that is interesting. But unicorns live on land.
C: Yes, I know. And so he goes out of the water, on land, and Jelly comes along, though not exactly willingly.
S: But how does Jelly breathe out of the water?
C: He gets a bowl. A fish bowl. They call it a jellyfish bowl.
S: I guess that makes sense. Then is most of the book out of the water this time?
S: Now the earlier books in the series always had a lot of fun facts about ocean life. Does this book have any facts like that too?
C: Yes it does.
S: About unicorns?
C: Real unicorns.
S: Wait, are there real unicorns? My understanding for all these years was that there are no real unicorns.
C: They mean things with one horn. Like there is something called a Siberian Unicorn. It was a rhino but went extinct.
S: Hmm, I did not know about those.
C: I did. I think we saw them in the Walking With Prehistoric Beasts documentary.
S: Oh, I must have forgotten. But I watched that series only once. I know you and Marshmallow have seen it several times.
C: Yep. We love that documentary!
S: Okay, back to Narwhal and Jelly. Did you like this book as much as the earlier ones?
S: I know you have been reading other types of books these days, so I was wondering if you felt like this was too childish for you.
C: Narwhal and Jelly can never be too childish for me! I kind of feel like they are my friends.
S: In some sense they are. You started reviewing books with their first adventure. And you love facts, too, so these books were right up your alley.
C: Yes, and they still are. This book is also factful. And funny.
S: Okay, so I know already two of the three words you would use to describe this book. What is a third one?
S: Do you mean it is corny? Not sure that is a good word.
C: No. I said unicorny and I meant unicorny. It has unicorns, so it is unicorny. Get it?
S: I guess I do. So Narwhal and Jelly find out about all kinds of other animals with single horns?
S: Sounds good. So you know that there will be an eighth book from Narwhal and Jelly soon, right?
C: Yep, and you know that I will have to read it!
S: Okay, we will find a way to get a copy. Don’t worry.
C: Good. It is about Halloween, I think, so maybe we can review it around Halloween this year.
S: Makes sense to me! Okay, let us wrap up this review then. What would you like to tell our readers Caramel?
C: Stay tuned for more book bunny reviews!