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Monday, April 12, 2021


Hi there!
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Today, we're swimming with the BIG FISH as we dive between the pages of a truly FINtastic, illustrated work of edutainment that is sure to please the tall to the small.  Don't believe me?  Well then, I guess we'll have to do a little convincing...and I'm MORE than happy to do so!  So, let's meet today's title on deck and get tooth to tooth with our fearsomely friendly narrator...

I Am the Shark
Joan Holub
Illustrated by
Laurie Keller
Crown Books for Young Readers

About the book...
Hi! I am Great White Shark, and if you get this book, you’ll read all about ME–the greatest shark in the sea!

Not so fast! Greenland Shark here, and as the oldest shark in this book, that makes me the greatest.

Did someone say fast? I’m Mako Shark, and I’m the fastest shark in this book! Eat my bubbles!

Wow, I’m Hammerhead Shark. You don’t need my special eyes to see that there are lots of great sharks in this book. Sink your teeth into it now!

New York Times bestselling author Joan Holub makes a splash with bestselling illustrator Laurie Keller to deliver an entertaining undersea story that encourages self-acceptance and self-esteem, and is filled with humor and the greatest shark facts in the ocean!

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Get ready for a chomping good time with a narrator you won't be able to turn your back on...and perhaps shouldn't if you encounter them in the wild, but that's a "tail" for another day.  *ahem*

Here we have a toothsome, friendly shark ready and willing to claim whatever title he can!  Whether it be the fastest shark (which he's not), the oldest shark (again, not), the sneakiest shark (still not him!), or something else entirely (totally him and so fitting!), he's here to let the world know just who he is while revealing a myriad of sharky facts along the way!  Like...did you know both sharks and people have FIVE senses?  Or how about that some sharks have to keep swimming to breathe underwater?  Yeah...AMAZING, right?!  So, while we're getting our edutainment on, our friend the shark is getting a little down in the mouth.  Just before he sighs his final sigh, with a little help, he figures out just what his particular shark type is REALLY known for, and the book's ending is that much brighter for it!

So, take a swim under the sea with a sharky friend who reminds us that while we all want to be the best, we all have our own best to be best at...and that's the ABSOLUTE BEST THING EVER! 

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About the author...

Joan Holub has authored and/or illustrated over 150 children’s books, including the Goddess Girls middle grade series and the Heroes in Training chapter book series (with Suzanne Williams); This Little Environmentalist: A Love-the-Earth Primer board book; the New York Times bestselling picture book Mighty Dads, illustrated by James Dean; Little Red Writing, a picture book illustrated by Melissa Sweet; and Zero the Hero, a picture book illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld. She adores line dancing to the Jaws theme, reading Sharkspeare, and vacationing in Finland.


About the illustrator....

Laurie Keller is the author and illustrator of many books, including The Scrambled States of America, Potato Pants!, Arnie the Doughnut, Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners, the Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut chapter book series, and We Are Growing!, part of the Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! series and winner of the Theodor Seuss Geisel Award. When Laurie isn’t busy making books, she enjoys playing the banjo, traveling, cross-country skiing, and splashing in Lake Michigan, where as far as she knows, there is not a single shark.

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Enter for a chance to win an I Am the Shark prize pack!

One (1) grand prize winner receives:

A hardcover copy of I Am the Shark, autographed by Joan Holub
A child-size shark print art/cooking apron
A $50 Target gift card

Two (2) winners receive:

A hardcover copy of I Am the Shark, autographed by Joan Holub

The giveaway begins March 26, 2021, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends April 26, 2021, at 11:59 P.M. MT.

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Special thanks to Bianca at The Children's Book Review for the chance to bring this tour to you and to the publisher for the ecopy for review. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, the publisher, this tour, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. Be sure to check out the rest of the stops on the tour for more bookish fun!

Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!


Felicity Grace Terry said...

What may well be the perfect birthday present for our Godson who is shark mad.

Joan Holub said...

"A chomping good time" Love that, Gina. Thank you so much for posting such a fun review and mention of the I Am the Shark giveaway. Fintastic!

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