Every beachgoer knows that there's nothing more terrifying than a... SHARRRK! But this shark is just misunderstood, or is he? In a wholly original, sidesplittingly funny story, New York Times bestselling author Ame Dyckman and illustrator Scott Magoon take this perennial theme and turn it on its (hammer)head with a brand-new cheeky character.
The filming of an underwater TV show goes awry when the crew gets interrupted by a... SHARRRK! Poor Shark, he wasn't trying to scare them, he's just misunderstood! Then he's accused of trying to eat a fish. Will Shark ever catch a break? After all, he wasn't going to eat the fish, he was just showing it his new tooth! Or was he? Explosively funny, extraordinarily clever, and even full of fun shark facts, this surprisingly endearing story gets to the heart of what it feels like to be misunderstood by the people around you. With a surprise twist ending, our Misunderstood Shark will have kids rolling with laughter!
|Product dimensions:||9.40(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 5 Years|
About the Author
Ame Dyckman is the award-winning author of picture books Boy + Bot, Tea Party Rules, the New York Times bestselling Wolfie the Bunny, Horrible Bear!, and You Don't Want a Unicorn! Ame lives in central New Jersey with her family, and, of course, the characters from her stories. She's currently building a homemade swimming pool for the protagonist of her upcoming series, Misunderstood Shark mostly so she can have her bathtub back.
Scott Magoon grew up in New England, and still lives in Boston with his family. He's an art director, designer, and illustrator, and he loves making books for kids. He's the illustrator of the bestselling Nuts series with author Eric Litwin; Spoon and Chopsticks, both written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal; and I Will Not Eat You by author Adam Lehrhaupt. He's also written and illustrated Breathe and The Boy Who Cried Bigfoot.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I really like the boldness of this children’s book, from the big crisp text to the illustrations, this book gets right in your face. The author uses a variety of text fonts to get her point across as she varies the size of print for each individual in the story, from the announcer, to the shark, to the production crew as she brings her book to life. The illustrations are simple. The colors are bright and crisp which make the characters stand out on the page. I enjoyed watching the facial expressions (the eyes, mouth, and eyebrows) on the characters as the story played out. Throughout the book, Shark tries to convince Bob (the announcer and also a jellyfish) and the television world, that his actions are being misunderstood. In reality though, Shark is actually behaving like a shark and is now being held accountable for his actions since he is now on television. When questioned about his actions from the announcer, Shark is quick to comes up with a clever explanation but then Shark goes back to being a shark again. With Shark’s clever excuses, the announcer gives the audience a great fact about sharks while the production crew get in on the act. I liked Shark’s cleverness and his personality. The illustration fit him perfectly. The production crew were a great addition to the book as they were funny. I really was hoping for more facts about sharks in this book. I thought that the author had the perfect opportunity to squeeze more facts in this novel in a manner that children would love. It’s a book worth checking out as it was cute but I thought it could have delivered more.