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Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt, Ben Clanton

Label
Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt
Title
Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt
Statement of responsibility
Ben Clanton
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Member of
Tone
Writing style
Character
Illustration
Award
School Library Journal Best Books, 2017
Review
  • /* Starred 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 --Mahnaz Dar (Reviewed 06/01/2017) (School Library Journal, vol 63, issue 6, p83)
  • /* Starred 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) --Staff (Reviewed 05/01/2017) (Publishers Weekly, vol 264, issue 18, p)
Additional physical form
Issued also in electronic format.
Awards note
School Library Journal's Best Books, 2017
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10567926
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1988-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clanton, Ben
Dewey number
j741.5/973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • GN510L
  • Structure indicator: 80 (high)
  • Syntactic indicator: 60 (medium)
  • Semantic indicator: 100 (very high)
  • Decoding indicator: 80 (high)
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
Interest level
  • LG
  • LG
LC call number
  • PZ7.7.C55
  • PZ7.7 C53
LC item number
  • Su 2017
  • Su 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 1
  • 3
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
Reading level
  • 2.6
  • 2.6
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
A Narwhal and Jelly book
Series volume
2
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Narwhal
  • Narwhal
  • Jellyfishes
  • Jellyfishes
  • Marine animals
  • Marine animals
  • Friendship
  • Friendship
  • Narwhal
  • Jellyfishes
  • Marine animals
  • Friendship
  • Narwhal
  • Jellyfishes
  • Marine animals
  • Friendship
  • Cartoons and comics
  • Friendship
  • Jellyfishes
  • Marine animals
  • Narwhal
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt, Ben Clanton
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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!
Control code
ocn957030715
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
64 pages
Isbn
9780606409674
Lccn
2016942348
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)957030715
Label
Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt, Ben Clanton
Publication
Copyright
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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
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!
Control code
ocn957030715
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
64 pages
Isbn
9780606409674
Lccn
2016942348
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)957030715

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