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Format:
Title:
Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt
ISBN:
9781101918296

9781101919194

9781536410600

9780606409674
Publication:
New York : Tundra Books, [2017]
Physical Description:
64 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
Series title(s):
Number in series:
2.
General Note:
"Published simultaneously in the United States of America by Tundra Books of Northern New York, a division of Random House of Canada Limited, a Penguin Randon House Company"--Title page verso.
Contents:
A super start! -- Super sea creatures -- Narwhal, you're a superstar! -- Super Waffle and Strawberry Sidekick! -- Super Narwhal vs. Blue Jelly a.k.a. the Super Superpower!
Summary:
Join Super Narwhal and sidekick Jelly Jolt as they take on three SUPER new stories in this early graphic novel series. Happy-go-lucky Narwhal and no-nonsense Jelly find their inner superheroes in three new under-the-sea adventures. In the first story, Narwhal reveals his superhero alter-ego and enlists Jelly to help him figure out what his superpower is. Next, Narwhal uses his superpower to help a friend find his way back home. In the third story, Jelly is feeling blue and Narwhal comes to the rescue.
Reading Level:
GN510L Lexile

Structure indicator: 80 (high) Syntactic indicator: 60 (medium) Semantic indicator: 100 (very high) Decoding indicator: 80 (high) Lexile
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader LG 2.6 .5.

Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.6 0.5 189416.
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Summary

Summary

"Hilarious and charming. The most lovable duo since Frog and Toad." -- NYT -bestselling creator of the Dog Man and Captain Underpants series, Dav Pilkey

Narwhal and Jelly are back in action for a SUPER adventure! Join Super Narwhal and sidekick Jelly Jolt as they take on three SUPER new stories in this early graphic novel series.

Happy-go-lucky Narwhal and no-nonsense Jelly find their inner superheroes in three new under-the-sea adventures. In the first story, Narwhal reveals his superhero alter-ego and enlists Jelly to help him figure out what his superpower is. Next, Narwhal uses his superpower to help a friend find his way back home. In the third story, Jelly is feeling blue and Narwhal comes to the rescue. Ben Clanton showcases the joys of friendship and the power of believing in yourself and others through this irresistible duo.


Author Notes

BEN CLANTON is an author and illustrator whose picture books include It Came in the Mail , Something Extraordinary , Rex Wrecks It! , Mo's Mustache and Vote for Me! He is the illustrator of the Jasper John Dooley series by Caroline Adderson and the illustrator of Max Has a Fish by Wiley Blevins. He lives with his wife and son in Seattle, Washington. The author lives in Seattle, Washington.


Reviews 3

School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-3-Donning a cape, Narwhal decides to become a superhero-after eating lunch, of course. Super Narwhal needs a sidekick, so pal Jelly is dubbed Jelly Jolt. In this second installment of the sweetly surreal series, the characters are true to form; delightfully ditzy Narwhal remains upbeat even when he initially fails to exhibit a single superpower, while his jellyfish friend frets at every turn. In addition to three tales about Narwhal and Jelly, there's a section about the "superpowers" of various ocean creatures (for instance, crabs can regrow their legs, the mimic octopus can change its appearance to resemble other animals, and dolphins sleep with one eye open) and a pun-laced story "written" by Narwhal and Jelly, in which Super Waffle and Strawberry Sidekick rescue their city from a giant butter blob. Clanton crafts a whimsical narrative that focuses on quirky conversations rather than superheroic adventures, and the funny story will snare a range of readers. Lively illustrations, dominated by hues of blue and featuring irresistibly cheerful characters, have a childlike feel, as though scribbled by a youngster clutching a crayon. As in many of the best reads starring dynamic duos-Arnold Lobel's "Frog and Toad," Mo Willems's "Elephant and Piggie"-friendship is at the core; Narwhal always quells the many anxieties of his loyal companion. VERDICT A super addition to graphic novel collections serving younger readers, especially where the first volume is popular.-Mahnaz Dar, School Library Journal © Copyright 2017. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Publisher's Weekly Review

Narwhal and Jelly returns in a second collection of short comics, and, much like pop culture at large, they are superhero obsessed. Having taken up the mantle of Super Narwhal, Clanton's hero helps a star assume its place in the sky (a cannon is involved, as are wishes), among other adventures, including a waffle-themed comic created by the two friends. But although Super Narwhal has no trouble coming up with a mustachioed secret identity (Clark Parker Wayne, "a wealthy and eccentric trillionaire"), locating his superpower requires more work. The laughs are mighty, but even mightier is Narwhal's anything-is-possible attitude and deep reserves of heart. Ages 6-9. Agent: Marietta Zacker, Gallt Zacker Literary. (May) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Horn Book Review

In their second graphic novel for transitional readers, Narwhal and Jelly aspire to superhero status, donning costumes and assuming secret identities, but Narwhal has difficulty determining a superpower. Accessible text complements engaging illustrations primarily in gray, aqua, and yellow. Three short chapters plus "super sea creatures" facts fit the audience, but an unfinished superhero comic created by the duo adds confusion and choppiness to the main story. (c) Copyright 2018. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.