Happy Narwhalidays (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #5)
Juvenile: Age (years) from 6 - 9, Grade (US) from 1 - 4
JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General
Sep 08, 2020
6.25 x 8.56 x 0.5 in | 0.65 lb
- Author Bio
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Narwhal and Jelly spread some holiday cheer (and warm waffle pudding) in the festive fifth book of this blockbuster graphic novel series!
Dive into three new stories about Narwhal’s favorite time of the year! 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?
Series Overview: Happy-go-lucky Narwhal and no-nonsense Jelly might not have a lot in common, but they do both love waffles, parties and adventures! Join them as they discover the whole wide ocean together. A wonderfully silly early graphic novel series with each volume featuring three stories celebrating the value of positivity and creativity.
EXPLOSIVE SALES: We have nearly 2 million books in print across the series!
PERFECT HOLIDAY PICK!: This is THE perfect book to stuff in every stocking under the tree!
NON-DENOMINATIONAL STORY: The Merry Mermicorn and Narwhalidays are sure to go down in imaginary holiday history, like Seinfeld’s Festivus!
BUILDING THE BRAND: With the MerryMakers plush and other merch out now and four books in the market, we are poised to expand the brand and reach new audiences.
AWARDS AND STARS: The series has garnered huge critical success, and Book 1 won the Eisner Award.
A SHOOTING STAR: Ben has major star power with a rapidly growing fan base; he has almost 6,000 Instagram followers. Dav Pilkey is also a huge fan!
MORE BOOKS TO COME!: More Narwhal and Jelly books are in the works—Book 6: Fall 2021; Book 7: Fall 2022; Book 8: Spring 2023. Not to mention board books—Books 1-2: Spring 2021; Books 3-4: Spring 2022
FUN NON-FICTION CONTENT: Readers can explore some festive facts about cold-loving creatures, like penguins and icefish!
DEDICATED WEBSITE: Ben has created a dedicated Narwhal and Jelly website aimed specifically at young readers—www.narwhalandjelly.com.
Marketing: - We will choose a single day to celebrate in a big way, building towards Narwhaliday with advertising, materials and activity kits for accounts, and outreach to influencers.
- We will work with the author to carve out event and touring time, and consider bringing him to Children’s Institute.
Publishers Weekly cover wrap (Fall)
School Library Journal e-blast to sign up for a Narwhalidays Kit
Booklist on-sale e-blast
Publishers Weekly children’s bookshelf ad at on sale
Live Intent, YouTube, Facebook video advertising
Promo piece: postcard
Narwhalidays Event kit
Select events and festival pitch
November 18th Narwhaliday online party
Select events and festival pitch
Author Website: benclanton.com | narwhalandjelly.com
Author Social Media: Instagram: @benclantoon | Twitter: @clantoons | facebook.com/clantoons
A New York Times Bestseller!
PRAISE FOR Happy Narwhalidays:
“This volume doesn’t miss a beat alongside its predecessors…A holiday treat for fans.” —Kirkus Reviews
“ ‘Cool facts’ about marine life are sprinkled throughout this buoyant tale.”—Publishers Weekly
“Clanton’s expressively drawn characters, and an additional splash of holiday red in the blue, yellow, and gray palette, provide extra cheer.”—The Horn Book