Misunderstood Shark

Misunderstood Shark
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April 24, 2018
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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!

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When Shark appears during a shooting for an underwater TV show, everyone becomes scared and swims away. Poor Shark meant no harm. He was just trying to help. For example, someone's bleeding and Shark only wants to give them a band-aid.

It's hard being a misunderstood shark because everyone is instantly filled with fear just at his presence. As the interviewer talks to Shark and tries to understand what he's doing, his staff shares shark facts with the viewers. In the end, can Shark really be different from the others?

The illustrations in MISUNDERSTOOD SHARK are bright and colorful. I love that there's humor in this book, along with educational facts about sharks. For example: "Sharks can grow and lose 30000 teeth in their lifetime". This was such an intriguing fact that I never knew about! I guess that's why people find so many shark teeth.

Final Verdict: I would recommend this book to children who like sharks, fun facts, and humor.
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