Published by HarperAlley
Summary: Crab and Snail are BBF’s (best beach friends), who hang out with a couple of barnacle sidekicks named Drip and Grip. When a mysterious rain shower starts following Crab and Snail around, they can’t figure out what’s happening until a know-it-all gull tells them an invisible whale is following them around. They send their friendliest smiles out to the ocean and are rewarded with a new friendship with Isabel who is, in fact, an invisible whale. She ends the book by serenading them with a lullaby as the sun goes down. Look for book 2 in November. 64 pages; grades 1-3.
Pros: There are plenty of laughs and celebrations of friendships in this graphic series starter that will definitely be a hit with Narwhal and Jelly fans and other beginning readers.
Cons: I would have preferred the structure of a chapter book.