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 Clark the shark loves Christmas (Clark the shark)
 Author: Hale, Bruce

 Publisher:  Harper (2016)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 26 cm.

 BTSB No: 411971 ISBN: 9780062374523
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Sharks -- Fiction
 Christmas -- Fiction

Price: $23.28

Clark the Shark is excited about his class' Secret Santa celebration, but he becomes so wrapped up in what he's going to get that he forgets to give!

 Illustrator: Francis, Guy
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 3.00
   Points: .5   Quiz: 187961
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 2.20
   Points: 1.0   Quiz: 70133

   Kirkus Reviews (09/01/16)
   School Library Journal (10/01/16)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 10/01/2016 PreS-Gr 2—Irrepressible underwater elementary schooler Clark the Shark is back in another adventure designed to help kids understand the complicated ways of the world. His friend Joey Mackerel tries to explain that there's more to Christmas than decorations, cookies, and caroling, but it isn't until a near debacle during the classroom Secret Santa celebration that Clark learns "If you want to be smart, always give from the heart!" The youthful sea creatures and their ever-patient octopus teacher, Mrs. Inkydink, celebrate in style with seaweed garlands and a starfish-topped coral Christmas tree. VERDICT A welcome episode for established fans and those new to this appealing picture book series.—Linda Israelson, Los Angeles Public Library - Copyright 2016 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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