Friendship, Sharks

Misunderstood Shark: Friends Don’t Eat Friends by Ame Dyckman

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Back of Book:
This hilarious follow-up to Misunderstood Shark by New York Times bestselling duo Ame Dyckman and Scott Magoon tackles what it really means to be a good friend. Bob is already irate that Shark has eaten him, but when Shark doesn’t admit to eating him, Bob is so mad he declares that the ocean isn’t big enough for both of them! Friends Don’t Eat Friends is exploding with over-the-top humor and awesome marine facts! For example, when Shark overdoses on Finilla Ice Cream after fighting with Bob, we learn that shark teeth are coated with fluoride. Lucky for Shark, he can’t get cavities! Join Shark and the gang for another story and find out if Shark learns his lesson about friendship, or if he really is just misunderstood — again!
My Review:
I received a copy of this picture book from author Amy Dyckman in exchange for an honest review.
I loved the first book in the Misunderstood Shark Series and the second book does not disappoint. Bob and Shark are back with a new story that gives fun facts about sharks while also giving readers a positive message about friendship. The text is written with a mix of speech bubbles and regular text. I loved that Amy continued her tongue in cheek humor that made her first book so fun. Readers will laugh as sharks misguided actions cause him to accidentally eat his friend. The end of the story shows readers a positive conflict resolution and how important apologies are in friendship. The illustrations are bright and colorful. This is a must-have for elementary classrooms.
Ages 5 and up
48 Pages

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