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What happens when hide and seek turns into hide and DEEP? When Gilbert, everyone’s favorite loveable great white shark, and his fishy friend Rita the remora get bored with their usual game, they decide to go over the edge of the reef and into the deep where it’s dark and dangerous, and where Gilbert’s mother warned them never to venture. Since Gilbert claims to be fearless, he and Rita dare to explore the unknown depths of the sea.
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What happens when hide and seek turns into hide and DEEP? When Gilbert, everyone’s favorite loveable great white shark, and his fishy friend Rita the remora get bored with their usual game, they decide to go over the edge of the reef and into the deep where it’s dark and dangerous, and where Gilbert’s mother warned them never to venture. Since Gilbert claims to be fearless, he and Rita dare to explore the unknown depths of the sea.
Charles Fuge’s beautiful, mysterious illustrations glow with a sea-dappled light. He and author Jane Clarke have created an action-packed tale that transports readers on an exotic adventure.
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Children's Literature - Beverley Fahey
Gilbert the great white shark and his little pal Rita Remora get permission from his mom to play on the other side of the reef with the admonition not to go over the Edge. Gilbert soon tires of hide-and-seek and convinces Rita to go over the Edge into the inky blackness of the deep. He hides in a giant clamshell while Rita tries to find him. Suddenly he sees an eerie glow heading straight for his friend. The two shriek in terror only to discover that the green-eyed monster is an anglerfish named Glowanna. Recovering from their mutual fright, the three become tentative friends, promising to play again some day. Returning home by a different current, Gilbert and Rita are lost until discovered by Gilbert's worried mother, who scolds him for his disobedience but also gives him a big hug because he is safe. Cartoon-style illustrations reflect the blues and grays of the deep ocean with the coral reef in bright contrast. The gentle cautionary tale will be familiar to preschoolers who have experienced disobedience and forgiveness. Fans of the first Gilbert adventure Gilbert the Great and those who like Disney's Nemo will like this new adventure tinged with just a touch of the scary. Reviewer: Beverley Fahey
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PreS-K- In this cautionary tale, the great white shark introduced in Gilbert the Great (Sterling, 2005) and his friend Rita Remora are bored playing hide-and-seek in the shallow reefs-they already know all the good hiding spots. Despite his mother's firm warning to stay close by, the pair swim off the reef edge and dive for the depths. After all, Gilbert reassures himself, "white sharks are fearless." Their play is interrupted by a mild fright or two until Gilbert's mom comes down and sternly but lovingly admonishes the two for disobeying. The full-color cartoon illustrations wash across the pages and are drenched in the bright greens of a reef and the more monochromatic blues and grays of the deep ocean. Fuge uses a few deft strokes to capture the youngster's emotions in a way that perfectly mirrors a real child's responses. This low-key tale of disobedience and forgiveness may be most useful for libraries with young shark fans or parents looking for a book with a gentle lesson.-Marge Loch-Wouters, Menasha Public Library, WI

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402751257
  • Publisher: Sterling
  • Publication date: 9/1/2007
  • Series: Gilbert Series , #2
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 4 - 7 Years
  • Lexile: AD470L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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