Published by Orchard Books
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.