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 Misunderstood Shark : starring Shark!
 Author: Dyckman, Ame

 Publisher:  Orchard Books (2018)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [44] p., col. ill., 30 cm

 BTSB No: 299177 ISBN: 9781338112474
 Ages: 4-6 Grades: K-1

 Sharks -- Fiction
 Marine animals -- Fiction
 Television programs -- Production and direction -- Fiction
 Humorous fiction

Price: $22.08

Shark interrupts the filming of Underwater World With Bob, scattering the other creatures (and the audience), but he claims it is all a terrible misunderstanding--that he would never think of eating the fish, the squid, the audience ... or Bob.

 Illustrator: Magoon, Scott

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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 2.00
   Points: .5   Quiz: 196107
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 1.60
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 77027

   Kirkus Reviews (03/15/18)
   School Library Journal (05/01/18)
   Booklist (03/15/18)

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Booklist - 03/15/2018 Bob the jellyfish is the host of an underwater TV show, and while taping his latest segment, he’s interrupted by a hungry shark chasing a cute fish! Time to panic? Not quite—the shark explains that he’s not trying to eat the fish, just “showing him my new tooth!” Chasing after a baby seal? He’s returning it to his family. Blood sending him into a ravenous frenzy? No worries, he’s just handing a Band-Aid to a beachgoer. At every initially terrifying turn, dubious Bob takes the opportunity to share a shark fact and dispel a myth (“you’re . . . more likely to be bitten by another person than bitten by a shark”). Though the ultimate conclusion somewhat undercuts Bob’s attempts to make sharks seem less scary, the over-the-top humor, comical asides from the TV crew, and Magoon’s boisterous, candy-colored artwork, in thick lines and cartoonish shapes, will lure in many a reader. The sneaky shark facts will go down easy in this uproariously silly picture book. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.

School Library Journal - 05/01/2018 K-Gr 2—Jellyfish Bob, television host of Underwater World with Bob, has Shark as his guest. Shark seems to be easily distracted but is intent on presenting himself in a positive light. In the middle of the interview, when shark goes off to chase a fish (he claims to be showing the fish his new tooth), a baby seal (just taking him back to his mother), and the smell of blood (giving the human on the beach a box of Band-Aids). Jellyfish Bob, like any good host, covers by entertaining the audience with interesting facts about sharks. Kids will like the wild, exclamatory text even if it feels a bit disjointed to adult readers. As she does in her title Wolfie the Bunny and Boy + Bot, Dyckman hits the mark of both hilarious and sweet. Magoon's illustrations (a pink jellyfish with a cowboy hat and glasses, a yellow squid working the boom mic, and a bright orange squid wearing his sunglasses on his forehead and working the clapper board) make up a fabulous cast that swim around in cool-colored waters, ranging from bright greens to deep indigos. VERDICT Make no mistake, this is a fun addition to any collection, best for reading close-up and one-on-one.—Hillary Perelyubskiy, Los Angeles Public Library - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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