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 Sharky McShark
 Author: Murray, Alison

 Publisher:  Little, Brown (2021)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [31] p., col. ill., 30 cm

 BTSB No: 665538 ISBN: 9780316706872
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Bullies -- Fiction
 Sharks -- Fiction
 Crabs -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction

Price: $19.48

Sharky is the meanest, most fearsome creature in the deep until an accidental encounter with a tiny crab shows her a better way in this tale reminiscent of "The Lion and the Mouse."

   School Library Journal (06/25/21)
 The Hornbook (00/09/21)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 06/25/2021 K-Gr 2—Following along the lines of Aesop's story about the lion and mouse, this tale features a big blue and white shark who is the bully of the sea. With no friends and claiming that she never needed any, Sharky goes about scaring everyone away until the day when a tiny crab accidentally bumps into her. The crab begs for mercy, and reminds Sharky that one day he might return the favor. Sharky obliges and the book finishes with a predictable save and a friendship formed at the end. Brightly colored illustrations will entice younger readers and also give them a fresh glimpse of friends made in unlikely places and faces. VERDICT A reasonable purchase for libraries needing additional anti-bullying books for younger readers.—Tracy Cronce, Stevens Point P.S.D., WI - Copyright 2021 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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