Misunderstood Shark by Ame Dyckman, illustrated by Scott Magoon

Published by Orchard Books

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Summary:  A crew of underwater creatures is interviewing Shark to present fun facts to the folks watching back home.  Shark keeps getting doing shark-ish things, like eating a baby seal or going after a human who has a cut on his knee. When caught, he always has an excuse: “I was just helping her find her family!” “I brought boo-boo strips!”  Interspersed with the hi-jinks are some actual facts about sharks. Shark feels so misunderstood that he needs a hug; the squid broadcaster provides one, but then gets eaten…or is Shark really just playing hide and seek? The show signs off with a voice from inside Shark’s stomach.  48 pages; ages 3-7.

Pros:  Who wouldn’t love a goofy shark story?  There will be plenty of laughs in the audience, both from the text and the illustrations.

Cons:  I can’t help being a bit disturbed by the ending.

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One thought on “Misunderstood Shark by Ame Dyckman, illustrated by Scott Magoon

  1. This book looks interesting. I am going to check it, thanks for the review. I just came upon your website and love it. Now, I need to go back and see all the precious books you have reviewed as I am sure there are some gems in there.

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