Synopses & Reviews
A rambunctious kitty wakes up with a mission: he is going to finally catch his tail! Through mountains of toilet paper, under the covers, into the laundry basket (with a quick stop at the litter box), and beyond, the tireless kitty continues his never-ending chase until the unexpected motive for his mission is revealed.Debut author and illustrator Jimbo Matison uses his bright, lively illustrations and minimal text to tell a raucous story full of classic and#8220;cat humorand#8221; and high jinks that will leave young readers (and cat lovers of all ages) laughing out loud.
"In the midst of bragging about his fierce reputation, a shark reveals his insecurities. 'If there were a dinosaur here... you know what he would be? Scared,' grins the shark. 'What about a creepy spider...?' asks a red crab. The shark's toothy smile turns to an anxious frown. 'Creepy spider! Yuck! Is it on me?' he shudders, until reassured that no spiders are near. The shark scoffs at fearsome things the dark, a squid, a bear yet quakes at the mere mention of spiders ('SPIDERS? Who said I was afraid of spiders?'). Shea styles the conversation as playground one-upmanship, with the shark in the neurotic kingpin role. The goggle-eyed sea creatures, painted in rough swaths of black ink on saturated backdrops, are associated with distinct typefaces to identify the speakers (bold white for the shark, black for the others). Suggestions of spiders aside, Shea's shark has the unbridled confidence of the hero of his Dinosaur vs. Bedtime. It's almost impossible not to imagine the shark facing off against the egotistical squid of Kevin Sherry's I'm the Biggest Thing in the Ocean for undersea supremacy. Now that's scary. Ages 3 6. (May)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Shark's not afraid of anything.
A big mean bear?
Don't make him laugh!
But there is one thing that even Shark fears. . . . Can you guess what it is?
Everyone knows that minnows and sharks canand#8217;t be friends! Can Nugget andand#160;Fang be different?
In the deep ocean, tiny Nugget and big, toothy Fang get along swimminglyand#8212;until Nuggetand#8217;s first day of minnow school. There Nugget learns that minnows are supposed to be afraid of sharks! To regain Nuggetand#8217;s trust, Fang takes desperate (and hilarious) measures. But itand#8217;s not until his big sharp teeth save the entire school that minnows learn this shark is no foe. Fantastically stylized artwork adds even more humor to this undersea story of unlikely friendship.
About the Author
Bob Shea is the author of Big Plans
, illustrated by Lane Smith. He is also the author and illustrator of I'm a Shark
; Oh, Daddy!
; Race You to Bed
; New Socks
; and the wildly popular Dinosaur vs. series. Bob lives in Connecticut with his family. He can eat way more pie than Cheetah.
Bob Shea is the author of Big Plans, illustrated by Lane Smith. He is also the author and illustrator of I'm a Shark; Oh, Daddy!; Race You to Bed; New Socks; and the wildly popular Dinosaur vs. series. Bob lives in Connecticut with his family. He can eat way more pie than Cheetah.