#blogbookaday: Misunderstood Shark

28 Aug

Misunderstood SharkSummary:  “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, side-splittingly 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!” (Taken from Goodreads)

Review: You think you know everything you need to know about sharks, but maybe they’re just misunderstood! A live taping of an underwater show gets turned on its head when Shark shows up, but he proves over and over again that he’s misunderstood or is he? With a surprise ending that is sure to entertain, this is a perfect pick for a trip to the beach this summer or for shark enthusiasts!

Personal Reaction: I love Ame Dyckman’s work and when you pair her with the illustrator of Ugly Fish, you’re sure to have a hit! Filled with shark facts and lots of fun jokes like “The ocean gets its saltiness from the tears of misunderstood sharks!” This book is so much fun to read! And the expressions on the squids are absolutely adorable! I love their side conversation throughout the story.

Title: Misunderstood Shark
Author: Ame Dyckman
Illustrator: Scott Magoon
Publisher: Orchard Books
Publication Date: April 24, 2018


#blogbookaday (1)This is a new idea I’m trying on my blog this year that was inspired by @donalynbooks and @heisereads – to provide a brief review of a picture book every day of 2018. You’ll get a brief summary of the story, a review of the content, illustrations and theme, my personal reaction to the book and all the pertinent publication information! Enjoy!

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