Title: Happy Narwhalidays (Narwhal and Jelly #5)
Author: Ben Clanton
Genre: Children’s, Picture Book
Publisher: Tundra Books
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Release Date: September 8, 2020
Narwhal and Jelly spread some holiday cheer (and warm waffle pudding)!
It’s the festive season in the world wide waters, and Narwhal is looking forward to cozying up with a good book, singing and partying with his pod pals and enjoying some warm waffle pudding. But most of all he’s excited about the arrival of the Merry Mermicorn! According to Narwhal, she’s part mermaid, part unicorn and completely mer-aculous! Jelly is of course skeptical about the existence of the “Mira-Miny-What-A Corn” . . . even when he receives a mysterious present. It must be from Narwhal. Now Jelly has to get the perfect gift, but finding a present for someone as unique as Narwhal is no easy feat, even when you have six tentacles. How will Jelly ever come up with a whaley great gift for a best pal who spreads cheer all through the year?
It’s winter and Narwhal and Jelly are ready to celebrate! Narwhal is excited to await the arrival of the Merry Mermicorn. She’s part mermaid and part unicorn, and she delivers gifts. Jelly has never heard of her and doesn’t think she’s real. When Jelly gets a mysterious gift, he suspects it’s from Narwhal so he has to find the perfect gift for his cheerful and festive best friend.
I love the Narwhal and Jelly books! Narwhal has a cheerful innocence, while Jelly is suspicious of everything. They balance each other out and try to teach each other about new things.
There were some cute water inspired festive songs and sayings in the story. The Merry Mermicorn was like Santa Claus. They sang songs like “Jingle Shells” and “We Fish You a Merry Mermicorn.” The Turtle and Shelly even went to light a “minnow-orah.”
Happy Narwhalidays is an adorable holiday children’s book!
Thank you Tundra Books for providing a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
What to read next:
Narwhal’s Otter Friend by Ben Clanton
Narwhal’s School of Awesomeness by Ben Clanton
Other books in the series:
- Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea
- Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt
- Peanut Butter and Jelly
- Narwhal’s Otter Friend
- Narwhal’s School of Awesomeness
Have you read Happy Narwhalidays? What did you think of it?