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Ame Dyckman - Misunderstood Shark

Misunderstood Shark

Author: Ame Dyckman; Illustrator: Scott Magoon

  • AGES 3 - 6 
  • Genre Comedy and Humor
Every beachgoer knows that there's nothing more terrifying than a...SHARRRK! But this shark is just misunderstood, or is he?



In a wholly original, side-splittingly funny story, New York Timesbestselling author Ame Dyckman and illustrator Scott Magoon take this perennial theme and turn it on its (hammer)head with a brand-new cheeky character.The filming of an underwater TV show goes awry when the crew gets interrupted by a... SHARRRK! Poor Shark, he wasn't trying to scare them, he's just misunderstood! Then he's accused of trying to eat a fish. Will Shark ever catch a break? After all, he wasn't going to eat the fish, he was just showing it his new tooth! Or was he?



Explosively funny, extraordinarily clever, and even full of fun shark facts, this surprisingly endearing story gets to the heart of what it feels like to be misunderstood by the people around you. With a surprise twist ending, Misunderstood Shark will have kids rolling with laughter!

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Endorsements


“Dyckman hits the mark of both hilarious and sweet.”

- School Library Journal

 

“Fun and playful.”

-Kirkus Reviews

 

“Uproariously silly.”

Booklist

 

“Funny and visually striking.”

- Publishers Weekly

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Ame Dyckman

Ame Dyckman

Ame Dyckman is the award-winning author of picture books Boy + Bot, Tea Party Rules, the New York Times bestselling Wolfie the Bunny, Horrible Bear!, and You Don't Want a Unicorn! Ame lives in central New Jersey with her family, and, of course, the characters from her stories. She's currently building a homemade swimming pool for the protagonist of her upcoming series, Misunderstood Shark -- mostly so she can have her bathtub back.

Scott Magoon

Scott Magoon

Scott Magoon grew up in New England, and still lives in Boston with his family. He's an art director, designer, and illustrator, and he loves making books for kids. He's the illustrator of the bestselling Nuts series with author Eric Litwin; Spoon and Chopsticks, both written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal; and I Will Not Eat You by author Adam Lehrhaupt. He's also written and illustrated Breathe and The Boy Who Cried Bigfoot.