Caramel reviews Peanut Butter and Jelly by Ben Clanton

Caramel enjoyed reading the hilarious adventures of Narwhal and Jelly in Narwhal: The Unicorn of the Sea! and Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt. Below he shares his thoughts on the third book in Ben Clanton’s Narwhal and Jelly series: Peanut Butter and Jelly. Sprinkles is taking notes and occasionally asking followup questions.

Caramel reviews Peanut Butter and Jelly, by Ben Clanton.
Caramel reviews Peanut Butter and Jelly, by Ben Clanton.

Sprinkles: Caramel, you can’t seem to have enough of these Narwhal and Jelly books!

Caramel: Because I love them! I can’t wait till the next book comes out.

S: You are planning a review of the next one too, right?

C: Yes, but let me first tell you about this one. In this book Narwhal finds out that he loves peanut butter. He eats so much peanut butter that he turns yellow. He eats all the peanut butter in the whole wide world, and then gets very small. He is as small as a peanut! And he’s still yellow!

S: So what happens when there’s no more peanut butter to eat?

C: He goes back to waffles. And peanut butter when he can find it.

S: That sounds so funny! Ok, let us look at the book together. Is the book organized in a similar way to the previous ones?

C: Yes, there are again three chapters, and a fact section (Delicious Facts) and another superhero story (Super Waffle and Strawberry Sidekick vs PB&J). Can I tell you my favorite fact from this one? Or two?

S: Ok, let us hear it Caramel.

C: Here I go:

“Scientists believe narwhals suck up their food whole and eat mainly fish.”

and

“Sea cucumbers eat all sorts of things, including poop.”

And right next to this fact is a slimy sea cucumber saying “Yummy!” These books are so funny!

S: You especially appreciated the yummy poop joke, I’m sure!

C: Yes!

S: I could guess! Ok, what else do you want to tell us about this book?

C: Can I just read one chapter out loud?

S: Yes, but only to me. Others have to read the book themselves!

C: Fine. (Caramel reads out loud the chapter titled “Ahoy! Peanut Butter?”, giggling all the way through.)

S: So we learn a lot about Narwhal in this book, right?

C: He gets funnier and funnier in every book. And Jelly looks very confused all the time. And did you know that the author Ben Clanton ate 41 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches while writing this book?

S: Wow! That’s a lot of PB&J sandwiches! So Caramel, which character feels closer to you? Do you think you are more like Narwhal or more like Jelly?

C: Jelly! No Narwhal. I love peanut butter, too! I kind of even feel like a peanut sometimes.

S: You are kind of small for now, that’s true. Ok, so let us wrap this up. How would you complete this sentence:

What I liked most about this book is …

C: Peanut Butter! That is Narwhal’s new name in this book. Because he is funny.

S: Thanks Caramel. I’m looking forward to your next review.

C: So am I!

Caramel loved Peanut Butter and Jelly!
Caramel loved Peanut Butter and Jelly!

Caramel’s second review: Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt, by Ben Clanton

Caramel enjoyed reading the hilarious adventures of Narwhal and Jelly in Narwhal: The Unicorn of the Sea! Below he shares his thoughts on the second book of the series: Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt, by Ben Clanton. Sprinkles is taking notes.

Caramel reviews Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt by Ben Clanton.
Caramel reviews Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt by Ben Clanton.

Sprinkles: What do you want to tell us about this book Caramel?

Caramel: This is the second book about the adventures of Narwhal and Jellyfish. In this one, Narwhal is a superhero. And Jellyfish is his super side kick. Can I just read out loud to you a bit?

S: Sure!

C: Here I go!

“Ahoy Jelly! I was just about to go for a swim. After that I’ll have something for lunch. Probably a waffle! And then … I’m going to become a superhero!”

C: It’s very tempting to read! I want to continue to read it to you!

S: Why do you like it so much Caramel?

C: The pictures are so funny! The characters are so funny! Everything is funny! And there are facts again, and I love to read them. Can I read you one of my favorite facts in this book?

S: Sure.

C. “The mimic octopus can change its color, shape, and movements to look like other sea life such as snakes, lionfish, stingrays, and jellyfish.”

This book has three chapters, or no, wait. It has five chapters. Three of them are about Narwhal and Jelly. And one is about facts and the other is a story Narwhal and Jelly write, called Super Waffle and Strawberry Sidekick. This book is really hilarious!

S: That is a big word Caramel!

C: But the book is really really funny!

S: So how would you complete this sentence:

What I like most about this book is …

C: It’s funny! And Narwhal and Jelly are silly but fun to read about!

S: This time the author Ben Clanton describes himself on the back cover as “more powerful than a toy locomotive”. What do you think that means?

C: I have no idea! He seems to be a goofy and funny guy! I like his books so much!

S: And we will review more of his books soon!

C: Stay tuned for more reviews from Book Bunnies!

Caramel recommends Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt by Ben Clanton highly! May the Force be with you!
Caramel recommends Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt by Ben Clanton with much enthusiasm!

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.