A humorous yet touching retelling of The Lion and the Mouse that reminds young readers of the importance of friendship. Sharky McShark is the meanest, most fearsome creature in the ocean. When she's around, the clownfish clear out, the flatfish flee, and even the rocks get out of her way. As the biggest bully in the sea, Sharky doesn't think she needs friends. But then one day--with a plink plank plonk --a tiny crab tumbles into her world and proves that everyone, even the scariest underwater bully, needs a friend. This fun-filled undersea story, based on Aesop's classic fable, explores bullying, friendship, and the true meaning of courage.
Author: Alison Murray Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Published: 06/29/2021 Pages: 32 Binding Type: Hardcover Weight: 1.05lbs Size: 11.80h x 9.70w x 0.40d ISBN: 9780316706872 Audience: Ages 4-8
Review Citation(s): School Library Journal 06/25/2021 pg. 1 Horn Book Magazine 09/01/2021 pg. 77
About the Author
Alison Murray is the author-illustrator of many picture books including, but not limited to, Dino Duckling, Sharky McShark, Apple Pie ABC, and Hare and Tortoise. Her work has been shortlisted twice for the Scottish Children's Book Awards. She now lives with her family in Glasgow, Scotland.