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"Sauer creates kindly characters and hits sweetly humorous notes throughout, avoiding a lesson-heavy tone. . . . [a] funny friendship tale."
"The text's cadence is well-timed for sharing aloud, and both narrative and illustrations zing with humorous touches. An entertaining tale that sends a positive message about the power of friendship and the importance of individuality."
—School Library Journal
"Incorporate this into fish- or shark-themed storytimes or share with "Finding Nemo" fans—either way, kids are likely to snap it up hook, line, and sinker."
—Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Slack's bright blue scenes are full of action, reaction, and witty details."
Posted February 15, 2014
This is a great book for teaching kids that sometimes others preconceived notions are not always right! It is also great for helping to teach about conservation of the oceans....Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 18, 2013
Nugget and Fang were great friends and played together constantly. Would they be "Friends Forever"?
In this colorful simple illustrated story, it portrays the answer.
Many times, the innocence of children is ruined by fear instilled in them by well-meaning adults and
peers. If someone is very different or if they appear "scary", that does not mean they are. Too often,
people and other things are stereo-typed. This is wrong. It is important to teach basic principles but be
trusting until a genuine reason is given not to trust. There is usually safety in numbers. If a group
befriends one who is different or frightening in appearance, the danger of mischance is lessoned.
Too often, peers are prejudged, or warnings against them are wrong. Our world could be a better place
if others were viewed innocent until proven guilty. It can "backfire" but so can friendships with "normal"
friends one feels is trustworthy. If correct principles and warnings are taught and groups with solid
ethics are encouraged, chances of positive outcome are increased.
This is a great book for toddlers and very early elementary age children. It is easily read. The
illustrations are bight and eye-catching for "little ones".
Posted August 11, 2013
Reviewed by Avery, age 9
If you like Bruce in Finding Nemo then you will loveNugget and Fang as this book is about a shark who just wants to be friends with everybody and his little minnow fish buddy, Nugget. Nugget starts school and is shocked to find that out sharks eat fish and he tries so hard to tell all of the minnow kids that his best friend is a shark and would never eat them, but none of them listen to Nugget. He tells Fang and just wants to show all of the fish he isn’t like what they say he is and they try and show the fish. This doesn’t work and Fang goes and pouts. Then, something awful happens. Can Fang save the minnows and prove to them he is a good shark?
“”OH, NO!” “I FEEL SEASICK!” “WE’RE THE CATCH OF THE DAY!”
The artwork is very special and looks like a mix of hand painted and stamps. It’s very colorful and all of the lines and dots on the fish and coral make them look more lifelike. Definitely pick this book up.
*This book was provided in exchange for an honest review*
*You can view the original review at Musing with Crayolakym and San Francisco & Sacramento City Book Review
Posted April 17, 2015
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