Sunday, November 19, 2017

Peanut Butter and Jelly

Narwhal Peanut Butter and Jelly by Ben Clanton from Penguin Random House Canada, is book 3 in this cute graphic series which is due out 27 March, 2018.  The art is super simple and adorable.  

It's a short book, 64 pages, with 2 small stories, a mini-comic 'by Narwhal Peanut Butter and Jelly Floyd', and a 2 page spread with facts about sea creatures great and small from blue whales to sea cucumbers.  There is also a useful table of contents in the front end of the book.

I try hard to avoid comparisons with books I'm reviewing, but this series reminds me in a very good way of Dav Pilkey's Captain Underpants, silly and fun and with good underlying messages which aren't preachy and don't get in the way of a good story. 

The primary audience for Narwhal and Jelly is in the 6-9 year old range, but quite fun for adults as well.  It would make a good read-together, short and sweet (with lots of scope for silly dialogue and voices for the reader).   :)

Four stars, adorable!

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher.

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