Are you familiar with Narwhal and Jelly?
They’re the CUTEST beginning graphic novels.
When I took my girls down to Las Vegas for Labor Day, I got the audiobook collection of the first five books in the series (it just came out!) and told the girls we’d break up some of their screen time on the road with listening.
Since Narwhal and Jelly is a graphic novel, Ella was very dubious about an audiobook version (she’d read the whole series before).
But it was TERRIFIC.
Narwhal and Jelly Audiobook Collection
It has full cast audio, lots of sound effects, and it’s just an outstanding production.
Because it covers five books, the audiobook is just over an hour long and we all loved it.
We laughed, we memorized some of the cute little songs, and we learned all sorts of interesting facts about underwater animals.
We listened to the whole thing twice on the way down, my girls asked to listen to it nearly every day while we were at my parents and then we listened again on the way home.
It was fun for me as an adult, plus my 10 year old all the way down through my 3.5 year old.
If you have some little audiobook lovers, I can’t recommend it highly enough!
If you have Audible or Libro.fm credits, this is a fun way to use one of them, or you can get a free trial of Audible (even if you’ve done an Audible trial before, give it a try – I’m hearing from LOTS of readers that it’s letting them try it again right now!) or Libro.fm or Audiobooks.com and then use your free credit to get a copy of Narwhal and Jelly.
Even if you cancel your subscription immediately after spending your credit, you’ll still get to keep the audiobook forever.
If you listen to it, let me know how you and your kids like it!
P.S. After we’d listened a dozen times or more, I checked out some of the physical books from the series at the library. Ani sat right down and read them independently (this is a big deal for her since she rarely chooses to read on her). Knowing the storyline and the characters made her WAY more interested in reading them on her own than just handing her a book she had no context for.
If you have a struggling reader, you might try this tip and see if it helps encourage them to read independently.