Saturday, February 16, 2019

Review - Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea

Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #1)
by Ben Clanton
Date: 2016
Publisher: Tundra Books (NY)
Reading level: C
Book type: comic collection
Pages: 64
Format: e-book
Source: library

Narwhal is a happy-go-lucky narwhal. Jelly is a no-nonsense jellyfish. The two might not have a lot in common, but they do they love waffles, parties and adventures. Join Narwhal and Jelly as they discover the whole wide ocean together.

(synopsis from Goodreads)

This book is a little weak for me. It's sort of halfway between a graphic novel and a comic collection. There are a few continuous stories, though they're a little short on plot. I guess the interaction between the narwhal and the jellyfish is sort of amusing at first... but I can't see how the gimmick can be sustained for any length of time; waffle jokes are only going to work for so long.

The pictures are really simple and not that exciting. I don't know... I guess I was just expecting something a little more interesting based on the synopsis.

Writing & Editing: 3/5
Illustration: 3/5
Originality: 3/5

Enjoyment: 2/5

Overall: 2.6 out of 5

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