Caramel loved reading and reviewing the quirky adventures of Narwhal and Jelly in Narwhal: The Unicorn of the Sea!, Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt, Peanut Butter and Jelly, and Narwhal’s Otter Friend. Here he shares his thoughts on the fifth and most recent book in Ben Clanton’s Narwhal and Jelly series: Happy Narwhalidays. Sprinkles is taking notes and occasionally asking followup questions.
Sprinkles: I saw that you got your paws on another Narwhal and Jelly book Caramel!
Caramel: Yes! Its name is Happy Narwhalidays!
S: I guess it just came out right about in time for the holiday season. Do you think it would make a good book present for bunnies like you who love reading?
C: Yes. Especially if the bunny loves the other Narwhal and Jelly books.
S: They are fun to read, aren’t they? So what happens in this one?
C: They are fun to read, and I am rereading it again, right now.
S: Hmm, I see you are looking at the pages where Narwhal is dreaming up all the things Jelly could be gifting him.
C: Yes. The ideas he has are not really possible. He thinks that the gift might be a giant waffle or a big bouncy blow-up bubble castle! Or it could be a rocket ship to take him to the unicorn planet!
S: Narwhal sure has a big imagination!
C: He sure does!
S: So the book is about giving friends gifts then, right?
C: Yes, mostly.
S: I know these books always have a whole lot of facts about ocean life, and I know you love facts. So tell me the most interesting fact you learned reading this book.
C: Let me read it to you: “Tardigrades, commonly known as water bears, are water-dwelling micro-animals that can survive in temperatures as hot as 304F (151C) and as cold as absolute zero.”
S: That is one weird fact Caramel. Do you know what absolute zero is?
C: No. Is it like -100?
S: No, actually it is even colder than that. It is -273C, and it is -459F. Absolute zero is when it is so cold that nothing moves. Heat and temperature are about molecules moving about, and at absolute zero, nothing moves anymore. It is really fascinating that these water-bears can survive that temperature.
C: I didn’t know that.
S: I do like how these books bring up all sorts of interesting facts! Okay, so what else do you want to say about this book?
C: I love Jelly. He is the best character.
S: Why do you say that?
C: He is super funny.
S: I think Narwhal is also super funny.
C: Yes. He is a little goofier.
S: I know. Theyt are good friends though, right?
S: So tell me three words that would describe this book Caramel.
C: Awesome, colorful, factful.
S: I am not sure factful is a word, but let us go with it. Shall we then wrap up this review so you can read the book one more time?
C: Okay! Stay tuned for more book bunnies reviews!