An unlikely friendship forms under the sea between a friendly shark and a little clam in this funny Pre-Level 1 Ready-to-Read.
When a clam meets a shark, the clam thinks it is about to become the shark’s dinner…until it goes for the ride of a lifetime thanks to an unexpected friend.
About the Author
Adam Lehrhaupt’s first picture book, Warning: Do Not Open This Book!, received the E.B. White Read Aloud Honor Award, was an ALA Notable Book, and a HuffPost Notable Book. School Library Journal called it, “More fun than a barrel of monkeys.” He is also the author of Please, Open This Book!, which was named a Wanda Gag Comstock Read Aloud Honor Book, and Idea Jar. Adam has traveled to six continents, performed on Broadway, and lived on a communal farm. He currently lives in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with his wife, sons, and two bizarre dogs. Visit him online at AdamLehrhaupt.com.
Pauline Gregory is a Devon-based illustrator, living by the sea. She specializes in children’s literature. Following her passion, Pauline graduated from Plymouth College of Art with an honors BA in illustration.
K-Gr 2–The first of the “Shark Chums” series, this lighthearted “Ready-to-Read” book will entertain emergent readers with an underwater party of sea creatures who get along swimmingly, thanks to a friendly, zippy shark. . . . With design effects like repeated forms across the page, currents of painted line direction, and shifting perspectives to dramatically zoom in on the characters, the illustrations invite young readers to read across the pictures to understand and talk about story details, even those unexpressed in the text. Similar to the form of couplets, pairs of three-word sentences support fluency with a rhyming or repetitive flow, complete with practice reading sentence mechanics, such as commas, ellipses, and exclamation points. In fewer than eighty words, the story’s select collection of sight words combine with various short and long vowels and rhyme families to create a well-rounded independent or shared reading experience. . . . Suitable for kindergarteners or first graders looking to model or strengthen their emerging skills. — School Library Journal