Monday, 20 May 2019

Getting kids into comics? How about the utterly fabulous "Narwhal and Jelly" series from Ben Clanton (Egmont Publishing)

Comics can sometimes be a bit of a tricky thing to get right when it comes to the tiniest of teenies. Introducing your kids to comics isn't always easy, but there are some brilliant titles around for really little ones that pave the way for them to become proper comic afficionados.

We really love this series from Ben Clanton, featuring his two knockabout undersea chums, Narwhal and Jelly.

In "Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea" you'll meet Narwhal and Jelly in their "Origin story" and a brilliantly hilarious collection of comic mishaps as the two become firm friends beneath the ocean waves.

Narwhal is a bit of a bossy pants, but also a great friend, whereas Jelly is the more sensible of the two (we think!) and can often steer Narwhal on the right track. A fab introduction to the characters, and as we say, a really great intro to comics / graphic novels for the very young.

"Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea" by Ben Clanton is available now from Egmont. 

If your kids demand something a bit more super-powered, well Narwhal and Jelly have got you covered in "Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt" by Ben Clanton.

How do two pals become super heroes? Well you need a cape, perhaps a snappy slogan or two, but most of all you need super-powers, right? How on earth can two ordinary undersea denizens have those though?

You'll find the answer in another brilliant little comic short, full of japery and more than a bit of tongue-poking at other less-than-super heroes (we absolutely loved the alter-ego name Narwhal and Jelly come up with in this one!)

Brilliant characters, simple artwork but really fun stories, perfect comic capers for cool kids. Get on board!

"Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt" by Ben Clanton is also available now from Egmont. 

(both titles kindly supplied for review).